A recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Chemical Emergencies work group includes the reauthorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, which will expire next month. The group also supports H.R. 2868, a bill that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to implement similar security frameworks for wastewater-treatment plants and drinking-water facilities. That measure, however, is opposed by the U.S. chemical industry, which favors a Senate version of the bill that would extend CFATS until 2015 but would not require facilities to use the technologies.
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