Volume 87 Issue 26 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 29, 2009

Chemical Security Bill Advances In House

Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Homeland Security
Keywords: Plant Security, Homeland Security, Congress

The House Homeland Security Committee approved legislation last week (H.R. 2868) that would give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) permanent authority to regulate security at chemical facilities. The measure would reauthorize and expand the existing antiterrorism standards for chemical facilities, which are set to expire in October. It would require plants to switch to safer chemicals or processes, where feasible, to reduce the potential consequences of an attack and would . . .

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