Preventing disaster | July 25, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 30 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 89 Issue 30 | pp. 30-32
Issue Date: July 25, 2011

Preventing disaster

Chemical industry seeks regulatory certainty in antiterrorism standards
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Homeland Security
Keywords: government, policy, greenpeace, S. 473, S. 709, chemical facility safety

Industry leaders are calling on Congress to quickly approve a multiyear extension of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) antiterrorism program for chemical facilities, which expires later this year. Chemical manufacturers need assurance that the billions of dollars they are currently spending to upgrade security will continue to meet the government’s regulatory requirements years into the future, industry officials say.

“We are now at the point in the legislative process in which our biggest . . .

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