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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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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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Making chemical facilities and workers safer through Responsible Care®

Recent tragic events involving facilities that store or use chemicals have gained the attention of all Americans, and our thoughts continue to be with those living in impacted areas. For ACC and its members, these events serve as a reminder of why we have chosen to put the safety of employees and surrounding communities at [...]

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Executive Order can enhance safety by focusing on underlying issues

On April 17, 2013, an ammonium nitrate explosion occurred at the West Fertilizer Company storage and distribution facility in West, Texas, eighteen miles north of Waco in rural Texas. Tragically, fifteen people were killed, more than 160 were injured, and more than 150 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Investigators have confirmed that ammonium nitrate was [...]

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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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Ensuring chemical facility safety through continuous improvement

Recent tragic events involving chemical facilities have brought to light some important facts about chemical facility safety and security. Chief among them: nothing is more important to chemical manufacturers than the safety and security of their employees, contractors and the communities in which they work every day. A commitment to Responsible Care® ACC members have [...]

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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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Tragic event is reminder of the importance of safety and continuous improvement

The American Chemistry Council and our members would like to express our deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the tragic event that occurred in West, Texas. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the employees of the West Fertilizer Co., the surrounding community and the emergency responders. And while this incident did not [...]

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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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