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Senator Lautenberg introduces plant security bills requiring IST

11:20 AM MST | January 23, 2013 | Kara Sissell

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced two bills that would require operators of the highest-risk chemical and water treatment facilities to create security plans that include requiring the consideration of Inherently Safer Technology (IST), a mandate that industry opposes. The Secure Water Facilities Act and the Secure Chemical Facilities Act would require certain facilities to develop security vulnerability assessment (SVA) plans, which already are required under current law. However, facilities also would be required to “evaluate whether...

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