ABSTRACT

Chemical Facility Security: A Comparison of S. 157 and S. 994 [June 11, 2003]   [open pdf - 86KB]

"The 108th Congress is considering legislation to reduce chemical facilities' vulnerability to acts of terrorism, so as to protect critical sectors of the U.S. infrastructure and reduce risks to public health and the environment. Competing bills, S. 994 and S. 157, have been introduced into the Senate. Both would require chemical facilities to conduct vulnerability assessments and develop and implement site security plans, but the approaches of the bills differ with respect to the chemicals and facilities covered, planning requirements, and mechanisms for federal and facility accountability. In addition, S. 157 would assign the lead responsibility to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), while S. 994 would give this role to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL31958
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2003-06-11
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