Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program: A Progress Report: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, September 11, 2012   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the September 11, 2012 hearing on "Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program: A Progress Report," before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. From the opening statement of John Shimkus: "Many folks have commented about our hearing being scheduled for 9-11 -- the 11th anniversary of the horrific attacks against our nation. Although today's hearing falling on the anniversary is a coincidence, the attacks were the driving force behind the creation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards [CFATS] program, and we remain steadfast in our work to protect the American people from future attacks. I can guarantee that we will continue closely following the progress the Department of Homeland Security is making in fully implementing the CFATS program. [...] This past February, the subcommittee held a hearing which discussed enormous challenges confronting the CFATS program's execution. Sadly, this was a story contradicting most every ounce of previous testimony Congress had been provided by DHS and the regulated community about the soundness of DHS's implementation efforts. While I am glad the two brave employees penned the internal memo outlining the true state of play for CFATS, Congress shares some culpability in having allowed it to get this bad without greater oversight." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Shimkus, Fred Upton, Gene Green, Henry A. Waxman, David Wulf, Rand Beers, Cathleen Berrick, Anna Fendley, Matthew J. Leary, Paul Orum, Charles T. Drevna, and Timothy J. Scott.

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Serial No. 112-172
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