The Homeland Security Department continues to make progress on approving chemical facilities' site security plans, with new data showing it approved 143 site security plans between Feb. 1 and April 1 and authorized 282 site security plans during that time. Meanwhile, a House Homeland Security subcommittee recently advanced legislation to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program's authorization for three years, and the full committee is likely to consider the bill in a few weeks.

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