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DHS Plant Security Rules Would Restrict State Laws

8:23 AM MDT | July 30, 2007 | Kara Sissell

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed chemical plant security regulations requiring high-risk chemical plants to assess site vulnerability and draft security plans. The rules will be open for public comment until the end of February. The rules would restrict states from passing laws that are stricter than federal standards, a proposal that could undercut New Jersey’s plant security laws requiring consideration of inherently safer technologies. Gerard: Setting industry standards. “No law, regulation, or administrative action of state or...

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