Security & Safety


The members of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey are committed to the proper management and stewardship of their chemical products. To that end we work in coordination with our federal counterparts to advance policies at the state and federal level that ensure the safe and efficient use of our products.

Security & Safety Related Position Papers

  • June 28, 2018

    COMMENTS: POTENTIAL REPORTING CHANGES TO THE TOXIC CATASTROPHE PREVENTION ACT PROGRAM

    On behalf of the members of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ), we would like to share our concerns regarding the attached draft “Annual Report Compliance Audit and Near Miss Handout” dated May 2, 2018, which summarizes potential changes to the Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (TCPA) annual report requirements.


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  • February 9, 2016

    COMMENTS: “PLANNING FOR AND RESPONSE TO CATASTROPHIC EVENTS AT CONTAMINATED SITES” TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

    On behalf of the members of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN), we appreciate the opportunity to provide comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the “Planning for and Response to Catastrophic Events at Contaminated Sites” (Catastrophic Events) Technical Guidance Document. 


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  • March 31, 2014

    OSHA | Docket No. OSHA-2013-0020 Request for Information for Modernization of PSM Standard

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) is pleased to respond to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) notice of Request for Information (RFI), Docket No. OSHA-2013-0020, published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2013 at 78 Federal Register 73756-73768. The CCNJ represents over 70 New Jersey companies involved in the business of chemistry (pharmaceuticals, chemicals, flavors and fragrances, petroleum refining, etc.). The business of chemistry directly employs more than 50,000 persons in New Jersey and is responsible for over $25 billion dollars in revenues in New Jersey each year. CCNJ members place high value and priority on safety and security for their employees, their workplaces, and the communities that host them. The CCNJ member companies are committed to continually improving environmental, health, safety, and security performance through common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, health and environmental research, and product testing.


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  • March 20, 2019

    Recreational Cannabis Use Closer to Being Legal in New Jersey

    As of earlier this week, the legalization of recreational use marijuana in New Jersey is looking more likely. The Assembly Appropriations Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee both voted to release both the recreational and medical use cannabis bills from their respective Committees. The bills are now headed for floor votes in both houses of the Legislature.


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  • March 20, 2019

    Register Today To Join More Than 200 Colleagues

    Participate in Six General Sessions and Four In-Depth Sessions


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  • March 20, 2019

    Record Attendance at this Year’s Legislative Reception during the NJ Chamber’s Walk-To-Washington

    The 2019 Annual Legislative Reception, held in Washington D.C., was once again the place to network and meet with New Jersey legislators, legislative staff, and representatives from CCNJ member companies, during the New Jersey Chamber’s Annual Walk-to-Washington. The event is co-hosted by CCNJ, PHRMA, HINJ and BIONJ. 


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  • March 20, 2019

    Next CCNJ Health & Safety Committee Meeting Scheduled for April 23, 2019

    The next CCNJ H&S Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2019 with a 10:00 AM start time.  The meeting will be hosted by our H&S Committee Chair, Charlie Kirman, and held at LyondellBasell located at 340 Meadow Road in Edison, NJ 08817.


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  • February 27, 2019

    Join more than 200 attendees at the 35th Annual Spring Conference

    For the last thirty-four conferences, the Chemistry Council has gathered its members to network with industry colleagues, establish new relationships for business development opportunities, and to learn about current and emerging issues in the industry.  This year will be no different, and the conference will return to Atlantic City, the city where the Council held its first conference.


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  • February 27, 2019

    Legislation Regulating Drones Moves Through The Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee

    Several bills which will regulate drone use in New Jersey were recently released by the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee. These bills represent an effort on behalf of New Jersey legislators to ensure that drones don’t become a hazard and are not used for nefarious purposes.


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  • January 31, 2019

    Chemistry Council Announces Three Keynote Speakers For The 35th Annual Spring Conference

    The 35<sup>th</sup> Annual Spring Conference will return to Atlantic City in 2019 as part of the Council’s efforts to refresh the conference experience.  The host hotel will be the Ocean Resort and Casino, which was formerly known as the Revel.  CCNJ has secured a block of rooms at a special rate of $109/night + fees for conference attendees. You may reserve your room by contacting the Ocean Resort directly at 1-866-506-2326. Be sure to mention the Chemistry Council of NJ’s Group Code: G-CCNJ to receive the special rate.


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  • January 31, 2019

    CCNJ Hosts Quarterly Legislative and Government Affairs Conference Call

    In an effort to better serve our member companies, CCNJ is scheduling quarterly conference calls to update our membership regarding legislation which may impact their companies and/or product lines.


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  • December 20, 2018

    Conference Sponsorship Packages have just been released for the 35th Annual Spring Conference

    Packages range from $7000 for the Presenting Sponsor level to $2,000 for a Break or Session Sponsor level. 


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  • December 20, 2018

    2019 Environment and Health & Safety Committee Meeting Dates

    We wanted to share the following Environment and H&S Committee meeting schedules for 2019:


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Security & Safety Related Resources

  • September 6, 2013

    Chemical Sector Emergency Preparedness Tabletop Exercise After Action Report

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC)-sponsored Chemical Sector Emergency Preparedness Tabletop Exercise (TTX) provided a forum to facilitate discussion and document roles, responsibilities, processes, protocols, and systems used to support an effective public-private response to emerging all-hazard threats and incidents impacting the Chemical Sector. The TTX was meant to validate and provide feedback to enhance the recently developed draft Playbook for an Effective All-Hazards Chemical Sector Response (the “Playbook”). As a joint publication of the U.S. Department of Homeland (DHS) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC),1 the Playbook is intended to provide a standard operating procedure to assist the Chemical Sector in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all-hazards emergency events.


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