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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2012) - The House approved H.R. 3173, a bill that would direct the Department of Homeland Security to reform the process for the enrollment, activation, issuance and renewal of a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to ease the burden for credential holders. The following statement can be attributed to ACC:

"The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) is an important personnel screening program that is critical to safeguarding chemical facilities and their employees. ACC and our  member companies support the legislation that won bipartisan support in the House because it will help streamline the program and ease the financial burden for credential holders.

"We commend Congressman Scalise and Richmond for taking the initiative to put forth a sensible reform package that will greatly improve the utility of this critical security program."  

Since 2001, ACC members have helped lead the way on chemical security, investing more than $11.2 billion on facility security enhancements under ACC's Responsible Care Security Code® , which has become the gold standard for the industry and a model for regulatory programs.

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