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ACC Welcomes Senate Bill to Save Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards

Scott Jensen

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’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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