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House Lawmakers Take Up Bills to Extend Plant Security Rules

9:19 AM MDT | June 23, 2008 | Kara Sissell

House lawmakers are considering two bills that would extend and modify the chemical plant security rules currently being implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS; Washington). The plant security law passed in 2006 is set to sunset in 2009, and Congress would have to pass a new law to prevent the current rules from expiring. Some members of Congress say they want to use that measure to expand the rules. One bill, the Chemical Facilities Act, would extend the current DHS rules beyond 2009 and allow states to write rules that are stricter than federal...

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