Bill Targets Security Gap | July 14, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 28 | Chemical & Engineering News
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Issue Date: July 14, 2014

Bill Targets Security Gap

Congress: Legislation would identify facilities that do not comply with existing regulations
Department: Government & Policy

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would have to take steps to ensure that all high-risk chemical facilities in the U.S. are complying with federal security requirements under a bill passed last week by the House of Representatives.

The legislation (H.R. 4007), which would extend DHS’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program for three years, is designed in part to address so-called outlier facilities. These are mostly small retail chemical . . .

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