U.S. chemical distributors appreciate the Department of Homeland Security's increased efforts to involve industry in the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program, said Jennifer Gibson, vice president of regulatory affairs at the National Association of Chemical Distributors. "The agency clearly understands that in order for this program to succeed, industry must be engaged and that, because of the diversity of the chemical industry, CFATS cannot be a one-size-fits-all program," she said.

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