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DHS Sets Rail Security Standards

1:42 PM MST | November 17, 2008 | Esther D’Amico with Rebecca Coons

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS; Washington) has set final risk-based regulations aimed at strengthening rail security standards and reducing risks associated with security-sensitive materials, including poison by inhalation (PIH) chemicals. The regulations require railroads to designate security coordinators and report significant security concerns to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA; Washington). The rule also codifies TSA’s inspection authority. Chertoff: Rail security measures do not excessively burden either owners or operators...

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