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CFATS Report Generates Concern About Statute's Future

1:45 PM MST | January 3, 2012 | Kara Sissell

An internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report detailing problems related to the implementation of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)—including delays in approving security plans, wasteful spending and a lack of professionalism among DHS staff—has caused concern among officials and some lawmakers, according to Fox News, which obtained the DHS report. Senator Susan Collin (R., ME), who sponsored the CFATS legislation, told Fox News the report belies assurances from DHS about the program’s effectiveness and...

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