WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) applauds the introduction of bipartisan legislation to authorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) for multiple years, providing more regulatory certainty for SOCMA members required to comply with them.
The "Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014," was introduced today by U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. The bill endorses the standards' current framework while acknowledging opportunity for improvement House Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairman Patrick Meehan (R-PA) and U.S. Representative Gene Green (D-TX) are original co-sponsors.
"SOCMA has been working closely with the House Committee on Homeland Security for the last few months on this bill and we are pleased with the outcome," said SOCMA's Vice President of Government and Public Relations Bill Allmond. "As SOCMA has testified in the past, the CFATS program should be permanent to be successful," he said. "This bill provides a stronger foundation for the program, lays out clearer direction for the Department of Homeland Security, and helps our members better anticipate compliance as a result of a multi-year authorization."
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