Accession Number : ADA516500
Title : Chemical Facility Security: Reauthorization, Policy Issues, and Options for Congress
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
Personal Author(s) : Shea, Dana A
Report Date : 16 Feb 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 24
Abstract : The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has statutory authority to regulate chemical facilities for security purposes. This authority expires in October 2010. The 111th Congress is taking action to reauthorize this program, but the scope and details of its reauthorization remains an issue of congressional debate. Some Members of Congress support an extension, either shortor long-term, of the existing authority. Other Members call for revision and more extensive codification of chemical facility security regulatory provisions. The tension between continuing and changing the statutory authority is exacerbated by questions regarding its effectiveness in reducing chemical facility risk and the sufficiency of federal funding for chemical facility security.
Descriptors : *CHEMICALS , *HOMELAND SECURITY , WASTE WATER , CODING , FACILITIES , RISK , CONGRESS
Subject Categories : Civil Defense
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE