Chemical Facility Security: Regulation and Issues for Congress [Updated April 28, 2008] [open pdf - 145KB]
This CRS report discusses U.S. chemical facility security, regulation of the industry, and policy issues for Congress. "These issues include what facilities should be considered as chemical facilities; which chemical facilities should be considered as "high-risk" and thus regulated; the scope of the risk-based performance standards for different tiers of high-risk chemical facilities; the appropriateness and scope of federal preemption of existing state chemical facility security regulation; and the availability of information for public comment, potential litigation, and congressional oversight. One key issue not directly addressed by the regulation is the role of inherently safer technology."
CRS Report for Congress, RL33847