House Homeland Security panel advances bill to extend CFATS program

05/1/2014 | Bloomberg Government (subscription required)

The House Homeland Security Committee has approved a bill to extend the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program for three years. The American Chemistry Council praised the move, as "an extended authorization would help safeguard chemical facilities and provide the regulatory consistency and operational stability to ensure the success of CFATS, while giving industry confidence in long-term capital commitments to this program." The group added that it "will also help DHS recruit and retain top talent to effectively implement CFATS."

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