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Lisa Johnson Assumes CICC Chairmanship

Tom Jacob, Vice-Chair and Martha Murray, Secretary /Treasurer - Updated 10/23/08


Lisa Johnson (Hasa, Inc.) began her two-year term as CICC Chair on Monday evening, October 21st during a brief installation program at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego.  The Honorable Cameron Smyth (R-38th), Assemblyman from Valencia was on-hand to speak and congratulate Lisa and the other new officers, Tom Jacob (DuPont) as Vice-Chairman and Chair of the Gov't Affairs Committee; and Martha Murray (Ampac) as Secretary/ Treasurer. 


Earlier in the day during a special half-day CICC Members meeting, Ms. Johnson thanked former CICC Chairman Don Wood (Dow) for his leadership during the past two years, arguably the most difficult and most accomplished in recent memory.  Lisa read a prepared statement by Mr. Wood thanking the CICC members and Board of Directors, particularly referencing his Executive Committee: Lisa Johnson, Tom Jacob, Martha Murray, Nick Gardner (Univar), Ron Hill (Hill Brothers Chemical), Pete Jurichko (Rhodia), and Executive Director John Ulrich, for their dedication and service to CICC. 


During this same afternoon meeting CICC members heard excellent presentations from guest speakers J'on Rider (Gallade Chemical) on the topic of CFATS and NACD's Responsible Distribution Program, Tim Ogburn (DTSC) regarding voluntary pollution prevention, and Todd Maiden (Reed Smith) regarding the recently passed "Green Chemistry" bills. 


In the evening, following the officers' installation, DTSC Director Maureen Gorsen spoke about recent developments in Green Chemistry and announced the DTSC/CICC Pollution Prevention (P2) Challenge Program award recipients.  The honorees were: General Chemical of Hollister, CA and Ampac Fine Chemicals of Rancho Cordova, CA.


General Chemical - Hollister was recognized for reducing hazardous waste shipments by 175,000 pounds and hazardous waste disposal by 43% since April 2007.  Where once it was waste, now it's profit.


Ampac Fine Chemicals was recognized for formally instituting its STRIDE (Sustainability Through Renewable Innovative Design and Engineering) pollution prevention team.  Since inception in 2007 Stride projects have reduced hazardous waste generation by 2.18 million pounds, with an additional 2.76 million pounds anticipated reduction in 2008.  Total cost avoidance is estimated at over $5 million.  This is Ampac's second P2 recognition award


Great job General Chemical and Ampac Fine Chemicals!! DTSC and CICC congratulate the men and woman of these companies for their outstanding efforts in the area of voluntary pollution prevention.     



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