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.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA516500


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