ACC welcomes introduction of bipartisan legislation that would extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program; bill supports chemical industry's ongoing investments in enhancing security, group says

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June 23, 2023 (press release) –

WASHINGTON (June 23, 2023) — The American Chemistry Council welcomes the introduction of bipartisan legislation by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Tom Carper (D-DE), and James Lankford (R-OK) to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, which is set to expire on July 27th.

ACC and its members are long-time supporters of CFATS because it is critical to the security of our industry and the nation. Passing the Senate bill will provide much needed regulatory certainty for CFATS, which will help support the chemical industry’s ongoing investments into enhancing security.

The following statement in support of the bill can be attributed to Chris Jahn, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACC:

We commend Chairman Peters and his colleagues for their commitment to national security and to protecting the chemical industry, which is vital to the health and well-being of our nation. CFATS has helped industry and the federal government enhance security for chemical facilities, workers and communities and has proven to be a practical and effective regulatory program. ACC and its members support stability for the CFATS program, and we urge Congress to act quickly to prevent these important safeguards from expiring.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.



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