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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  • May 20, 2019

    Newly Elected CCNJ Chairwoman Opens 35th Annual Spring Conference

    Leslie Waller, Head of Chemistry, Energy & Environmental Industry at Messer Americas, delivered her first address as chairwoman of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey.


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  • May 20, 2019

    Chemours and K&L Gates Receive CCNJ’s Highest Honor

    During the 35<sup>th</sup> Annual Spring Conference, Chemours and K&L Gates were awarded the 2019 Chairperson’s Award.  One award is given to each class of membership, Regular and Associate.


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  • May 20, 2019

    CCNJ Recognizes Staff Celebrating Milestone Work Anniversaries at Conference

    CCNJ Executive Director Dennis Hart took a moment at the Conference to recognize three staff members for their years of service to the Chemistry Council.  Three staff members recently celebrated or will celebrate major work anniversaries.


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  • April 29, 2019

    Last Chance to Register for CCNJ Conference

    Online registration for the CCNJ 35th Annual Spring Conference will close on Thursday, May 2, 2019.  There will be no on-site registration available. 


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  • April 29, 2019

    Public Access Bill Which Offers Protections to CCNJ Member Companies Passes Both Senate and Assembly

    The New Jersey Senate and Assembly recently passed legislation which will protect the rights of CCNJ member companies, who are located on waterfront sites, to deny public access to those sites.


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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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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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