During the week of January 14th, House of Representatives and Senate both passed H.R. 251, the “Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Extension Act”. The legislation will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law and avoid a disruption in the operation of the program. CFATS is administered by the Department of Homeland Security and focuses on security measures at high risk chemical facilities. The CFATS program works with facilities to make sure they have proper safety regulations in place to reduce the risks associated with hazardous chemicals. This multi-year reauthorization will provide significant regulatory certainty for regulated facilities.
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