Associations urge Congress to renew chemical facility security law

06/22/2009
Thirty-four trade associations, including the American Petroleum Institute and six others from the oil and gas industry, asked Congress on June 11 to reauthorize the chemical facility security law without significant changes.HR 2477, the Chemical Facility Security Authorization Act, would reauthorize US Department of Homeland Security chemical security standards that Congress enacted in 2006 by extending their sunset date to Oct. 1, 2012. This would provide owners and operators of such installations the necessary certainty to protect citizens and contribute to the economic recovery, the letter said."However, we strongly urge you to oppose disrupting this security program by adding pr...
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