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Picking up the pace: Q&A with DHS director David Wulf on chemical security

By any measure, it’s been a very productive year for advancing the effort to secure chemical facilities and protect communities. Thanks to a strong commitment by leadership at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Agency has made significant progress addressing issues with the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and strengthening its working relationship with [...]

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Congress must provide a strong foundation for chemical security regulations

When things start to go right they tend to not receive much attention in Washington, and such is the case with current efforts to improve the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). In a major milestone for the program, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved the 750th site security plan this month. In its seven-year history, [...]

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Improving regulatory oversight for safeguarding chemical facilities

Safeguarding chemical facilities and the surrounding communities is a top priority for ACC and our members. Thanks to the combination of industry and government programs, there has been great progress in enhancing the safety and security of chemical facilities across the nation. ACC members have moved aggressively to secure their facilities by adopting the widely-praised [...]

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Safeguarding chemical facilities: Our round-the-clock responsibility, every day of the year

Responsible Care® companies do not stand down from their commitments to safety and security, even in the case of a partial government shutdown. Despite the recent government furloughs, ACC members continue to enforce protections for facilities, communities and the nearly 800,000 men and women who come to work every day for our industry. ACC’s Responsible [...]

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DHS Personnel Surety Program shows good progress on security enhancements

The U.S. chemical industry proudly employs nearly 800,000 men and women across the 50 states. Many are based in chemical facilities where they help manufacture products that are critical to the everyday health and well-being of our nation. That’s why ACC believes it’s important to work with the federal government to ensure that individuals with [...]

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Cybersecurity for the chemical industry: It’s all in a day’s work

There continues to be a fair amount activity around cybersecurity in our nation’s capital, and this week — dubbed “Cyber Week” the U.S. House of Representatives — will be no different, as House leaders looks to work in a proposal passed out of the House Intelligence Committee with bipartisan support. ACC would like to give [...]

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The Right Stuff: ACC’s Alternate Security Program

When President Obama last month made securing America’s critical infrastructure one of his Administration’s top priorities, ACC members were already underway with the rollout of a new effort designed to streamline and improve the implementation of the nation’s primary chemical security regulatory program, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). INFOGRAPHIC: Enhancing Chemical Security This new [...]

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CFATS: Progress and a path forward

A representative from The Dow Chemical Company testified before Congress today, the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as part of the chemistry industry’s ongoing commitment to work with policymakers to create an effective and efficient regulatory framework that enhances chemical security. Specifically, Dow’s chief security officer Tim Scott updated members of the House Energy and [...]

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Enhancing chemical security: Our commitment to safeguarding communities

ACC member companies recognize the importance of safeguarding chemical facilities and are committed to protecting their employees and the communities in which they operate. That’s why, following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, ACC members took action to enhance security at their facilities by adopting the widely-praised Responsible Care® Security Code. Responsible Care® Security Code Since 2001, chemical [...]

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New York Times loses further ground in its exposé on chemical plant security

The New York Times editorial board continues to blend old news with misinformation in its poorly constructed exposé on the security of U.S. chemical facilities (“The Danger Downwind,” May 3, 2012). Defending the communities in which we operate from potential terrorist threats is a top priority of U.S. chemical manufacturers. It’s reflected in the measures [...]

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