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Industry Urges House Lawmakers to Reject Last Year’s CFATS Changes

8:30 AM MST | February 14, 2011 | Kara Sissell

Chemical industry representatives are urging lawmakers to enact chemical plant security legislation that makes the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) law permanent, and to reject measures passed last year by the House that would mandate consideration of Inherently Safer Technologies (IST). Industry representatives testified at a hearing today before a House Homeland Security Committee panel. The 2007 CFATS statute expired late last year and the program has been operating under a temporary extension granted by Congress. However, the House...

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