Chemical Facilities: Security Issues and Risk Assessment Efforts

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Sijrid Mayr (Editor)

Series: Safety and Risk in Society
BISAC: LAW083000

Recognizing the potential harm that a large, sudden release of hazardous chemicals poses to nearby people, state and federal governments have long regulated safety practices at chemical facilities. Historically, chemical facilities have engaged in security activities on a voluntary basis. Even before the terrorist attacks of 2001, congressional policymakers expressed concern over the security vulnerabilities of these facilities. After the 2001 attacks and the decision by several states to begin regulating security at chemical facilities, Congress again considered requiring federal security regulations to mitigate these risks. This book provides an overview of the existing statutory authority and implementing regulation concerning security issues at chemical facilities, with a focus on policy options and congressional considerations. (Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Chemical Facility Security: Issues and Options for the 113th Congress
(Dana A. Shea, CRS)

Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS Efforts to Assess Chemical Security Risk and Gather Feedback on Facility Outreach Can Be Strengthened
(GAO)

Statement of Under Secretary Rand Beers, Department of Homeland Security and Director David Wulf, Department of Homeland Security. Hearing on “The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program: A Progress Update”

Testimony of William E. Allmond, IV, Vice President, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates. Hearing on “The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program: A Progress Update”

Statement of Timothy J. Scott, Chief Security Officer and Corporate Director, The Dow Chemical Company. Hearing on “The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program: A Progress Update”

Testimony of Charles Drevna, President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers. Hearing on “The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program: A Progress Update”

Testimony of Rick Hind, Legislative Director, Greenpeace. Hearing on “The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program: A Progress Update”

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