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House and Senate Propose Bills to Extend CFATS

12:30 PM MST | March 15, 2011 | Kara Sissell

Lawmakers in the House and Senate have proposed separate bills that would extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). Neither bill would require consideration of inherently safer technologies (IST). Collins: Extend CFATS until October 2015. CFATS extension without an IST mandate is an industry priority that executives say has a good chance of passing Congress this year with relatively little controversy. That is in contrast to the last Congressional session when the House passed a bill that would have extended CFATS but expanded it to include...

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