If your business involves the production, distribution or sales of chemicals, you need to be aware of new developments relative to the U.S. Chemical Industry’s regulatory environment.

This week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs voted 8-2 for Senator Susan Collins’s bill, S. 473, to renew the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), which is designed to regulate the chemical industry to ensure that they are keeping their facilities safe from terrorist attack. A similar bill has already been approved by a House committee and the chemical industry and regulators are eager to see Congress pass the bill to provide stability in the regulatory marketplace. The bill was originally approved in 2006 and is set to expire this year.

To get more of the facts surrounding these most recent developments, click here.

To follow the debate of whether or not this bill goes far enough to protect the thousands of chemical related facilities in the United States, click here.

If applicable, please pass this information along to those team members in your organization responsible for risk management, physical security, regulatory compliance or business continuity planning.

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