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Plant Security Rules Draw Praise and Criticism

2:38 PM MDT | July 30, 2007 | Kara Sissell

New Jersey officials have objected to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposed chemical plant security rules, saying the rules could exempt about 87% of plants now subject to EPA’s risk management plan (RMP) program. The RMP program requires plants that pose a significant potential for off-site injuries to draft “worst-case scenarios” and response plans. Comments on the DHS rule were due February 7, and DHS has until early April to finalize it. New Jersey officials also say it is imperative that states retain the authority to...

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