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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  • October 22, 2020

    CCNJ Joins Other Business Associations, Public Wastewater Utilities and 3M In Lawsuit Challenging New Jersey’s PFAS Regulations

    Earlier this month, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey, trade and business associations, and publicly owned utilities filed a legal challenge to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) establishment of unrealistic and unsupportable regulations impacting certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).


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  • October 22, 2020

    Join CCNJ Members On November 18 For How To Manage The Business and Technical Uncertainties of PFAS In the Environment

    As part of the CCNJ Virtual Workshop Series launched in May, Langan is sponsoring a special presentation that will look at the practical approaches for evaluating, investigating, and remediating contaminants of emerging concerns, most notably the PFAS family of contaminants.


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  • October 22, 2020

    Trinity Consultants’ Reminder: 2020 TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Due November 30

    This year is a reporting year for the Chemical Data Reporting (<a href="http://www2.epa.gov/chemical-data-reporting">CDR</a>) program under the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Since this report is due only once every four years, reporting triggers and obligations are commonly misunderstood. The intent of TSCA CDR is to enable EPA to maintain a complete inventory of all chemical substances in commerce in the U.S., how those substances are used, and who is exposed to those substances so that they can make better decisions on what substances merit additional study for health or ecosystem risks.


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  • August 17, 2020

    CCNJ:  A Steady Advocate for New Jersey’s Chemistry Industry in Unsteady Times

    Dear Colleagues:<br /> I hope this message finds you well as we face the ongoing challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.  It is because of these unusual circumstances that I want to state at the outset that the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) remains a member-centric organization focused on capably advocating for its members and the business of chemistry. 


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  • August 17, 2020

    Governor Signs One Important Bill, Another Awaits His Signature

    Two bills that CCNJ has reported on in the Chemuniqué have now passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature and while one still awaits the governor’s signature or veto, the other was recently signed into law


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  • June 30, 2020

    Michael Heltzer of BASF Corporation Elected Chairperson of the Board

    At the June 19, 2020 meeting of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey’s Board of Directors, Michael Heltzer, head of State Government Affairs for BASF Corporation, was elected chairperson, succeeding Leslie Waller, director of Chemistry, Energy & Environmental Industry, Americas for Messer Americas, who completed her term as chairperson, and will now serve as immediate past chairperson.


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  • June 30, 2020

    CCNJ Launches Virtual Events: Government Affairs Edition & Webinars

    CCNJ, like many associations, has had to reimagine how it keeps members updated and informed regarding state and industry issues during these challenging times.  With most in-person events still prohibited, and with companies placing travel restrictions on employees, CCNJ decided to launch CCNJ Virtual Events. 


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  • May 29, 2020

    Since January, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey has Welcomed Six New Member Companies: 4 Regular and 2 Associate

    CCNJ continues to make a concerted effort to identify and recruit new members in what is a dwindling industry landscape in New Jersey.


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  • February 26, 2020

    CCNJ Has Strong Concerns With Bills That Require Private Contractors To Pay Prevailing Wage And Set Up Apprenticeship Programs

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey opposes Senate Bill 972 (Madden)/ Assembly Bill 805 (Verrelli) - concerns skilled and trained workforce in work by contractors in certain industries.


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  • February 26, 2020

    Reset: Business And Society In The New Social Landscape

    As consumers, our access to—and appetite for—information about what and how we buy continues to grow. Powered by social media, increasingly we look at the companies behind the products and are disappointed when their actions do not meet our expectations.


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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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