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WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2011) - Late yesterday, members of the House Energy & Commerce, Homeland Security, and Appropriations Committees introduced bills to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).  Similar bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate as well.  ACC's President and CEO, Cal Dooley , released the following statement:

 "We are happy to see bipartisan legislation introduced in Congress that will reauthorize CFATS without making significant changes to this successful program. The legislation recognizes the strength of these regulations and is an important step toward establishing a permanent chemical security program for the nation.

"ACC and our members applaud the leadership demonstrated by the introduction of these bills and look forward to working with Congress to establish permanent regulations that will help protect our facilities, our employees, the communities in which we operate, and the vital products we supply every day to the nation."
Since 2001, ACC members have helped lead the way on chemical security, investing more than $8 billion on facility security enhancements under ACC's Responsible Care® Security Code, which has become a model for the industry and regulatory programs.

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