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House Homeland Security Committee Approves CFATS

9:02 AM MDT | June 30, 2011 | Kara Sissell

The House Homeland Security Committee has approved H.R. 901, the “Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Security Authorization Act of 2011,” by a bipartisan vote of 26 to 5. Industry groups welcomed the committee’s endorsement of the legislation, which would extend the Chemical Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) by seven years, to 2018, and give chemical facilities and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) time to more fully implement the regulation, rather than significantly altering existing rules. “The vote builds on the growing bipartisan...

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