02/24/2010 - Some security professionals and environmental activists have joined forces to push the chemical industry to substitute inherently safer technologies for dangerous chemicals terrorists could attack.
12/23/2009 - A bill (H.R. 2868) intended to increase security at chemical facilities has been approved by the House of Representatives. To proceed, the bill must be approved by the Senate. The Senate has not announced whether it will consider the measure.
12/23/2009 - U.S. organizations that handle certain hazardous chemicals above set quantities are now subject to DHS’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards and its Risk-Based Performance Standards. Read the standards online here, here, and here.
08/31/2009 - A bill (H.R. 2868) intended to increase security at chemical facilities has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee. It is now pending in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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Chemical Industry: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
06/29/2009 - This overview of the new rules for chemical facilities gives a glimpse of the challenges facing an industry struggling to cost-effectively secure facilities against potential terrorist threats.
06/04/2008 - Companies that produce ignitable chemical dust must do more to prevent deadly explosions like the one at an Imperial Sugar Company plant in Georgia in February, says a member of the government's chemical safety board.
11/27/2007 - A bill (S. 994) that would have required operators of certain chemical storage facilities to develop security plans was approved by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works but was not considered by the full Senate.