The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), an industry trade organization, also worries about CSB’s budget. “There is no denying that financial and resource constraints limit the board’s ability to undertake any major new investigations, should they become necessary, which should concern industry and government,” says William E. Allmond IV, SOCMA vice president of government relations. “However, despite constraints, SOCMA has confidence that CSB will be able to carry out its statutory obligations.”Maybe SOCMA would rather the CSB with only its ability to recommend, as opposed to an agency with more enforcement power? Who knows.
Monday, January 2, 2012
SOCMA wants more money for CSB?
I find it interesting that SOCMA wants the Chemical Safety Board's budget to increase. From Jeff Johnson's article in this week's C&EN: