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Senate passes CFATS reauthorization program

10:49 AM MDT | July 30, 2014 | Lindsay Frost

The US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental affairs, with a bipartisan vote, today passed an amended version of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program (CFATS) Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014, or H.R. 4007—extending the program for four years. Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4007, also with a bipartisan vote. The bill reestablishes CFATS, under which the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is required to establish risk-based performance standards designed to...

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