Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, September 11, 2019   [open pdf - 9MB]

This is the September 11, 2019 hearing on "Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks," held before the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Paul Tonko: "Since 2007, chemical facilities have been regulated to address risks under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, or CFATS, program that has been implemented by the Department of Homeland Security. CFATS is an important part of our Nation's counterterrorism efforts to secure high-risk chemical facilities. Under CFATS, around 3,300 manufacturing, handling, and storage facilities must implement risk-based performance standards in some 18 areas. The program received its first multiyear extension in 2014. And in January of this year, Congress acted to extend the program through April of 2020 and prevent a potentially dangerous lapse. [...] Today, I expect to hear that this program generally enjoys support from chemical manufacturers, distributors, and workers at these sites. But there remain numerous ways in which it could be strengthened. I am open to hearing suggestions, especially those that help ensure workers in local communities are being consulted and participating appropriately in the program and receiving the information they need to stay safe." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David Wulf, John Paul Smith, Michele L. Roberts, Scott Whelchel, and Matthew Fridley.

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