ABSTRACT

H. Rept. 108-33: Wastewater Treatment Works Security Act of 2003, Report to Accompany H.R. 866, March 11, 2003   [open pdf - 65KB]

"The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 866) to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to enhance the security of wastewater treatment works, having considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass. H.R. 866, the 'Wastewater Treatment Works Security Act of 2003,' amends Title II of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize grants for enhancing the security of wastewater treatment works. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, identification and protection of critical infrastructure have become national priorities. On October 10, 2001, the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing on the security of infrastructure within the Subcommittee's jurisdiction. At that hearing, the Subcommittee learned that a great deal of planning and protection of critical infrastructure was already underway. In part, this was due to activities under Presidential Decision Directive No. 63, issued in 1998, which established a goal of protection of the nation's critical infrastructure from intentional attacks (both physical attacks and cyber attacks). For example, Sandia National Laboratories has been developing, under a contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a vulnerability assessment tool for drinking water systems. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been developing Information Sharing and Analysis Centers, which have been incorporated into the National Infrastructure Protection Center at FBI Headquarters, to share information on terrorist threats with operators of critical infrastructure."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 108-33; House Report 108-33
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Date:
2003-03-11
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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