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Volume 90 Issue 4 | p. 25
Issue Date: January 23, 2012 | Web Date: January 24, 2012

Homeland Security: Debate Over Chemical Plant Regulations Remains

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: CFATS, DHS

Chemical manufacturers will continue to lobby for permanent authorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), the federal chemical plant-site security program. Under the nearly five-year-old initiative, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires more than 4,700 high-risk facilities to conduct vulnerability assessments, develop site security plans, and implement protective measures to meet DHS-defined risk-based performance standards.

CFATS is currently authorized as an add-on to a DHS funding bill, . . .

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