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U.S. House Panel Passes CFATS Extension

9:21 AM MDT | June 7, 2011 | Vincent Valk

A bill extending the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Act (CFATS) through 2018 has passed the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and now awaits consideration by the full House of Representatives. The bill was introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX). "CFATS must be extended in order to remove any vulnerabilities, including thorough and timely background checks to ensure plant employees are who they say they are," Murphy says. Industry groups support the extension. "Socma members have spent an enormous...

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