The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that the comment period that was originally established as October 16, 2009 in the Federal Register Notice (74 FR 53286) has now been extended to January 15, 2010.

To better facilitate the comment process, DHS and FEMA also provided a list of dates, times and locations for public meetings where the public will have an opportunity to engage in dialogue with DHS staff and program managers over the DHS’ intent to select three standards for adoption in the PS-Prep program.  Those three standards are ASIS SPC.1-2009, BS25999, and NFPA 1600.

The PS-Prep is a partnership between DHS and the private sector that will enable private entities to receive emergency preparedness certification from a system DHS created in coordination with the private sector.

Please pass this related compliance information to all in-house business continuity team members who are also responsible for not only compliance assessment duties, but also, implementing appropriate emergency preparedness capabilities to their organization.

For more information and details about this announcement, please click here.

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