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SOCMA Celebrates 3 Year Reauthorization of DHS Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards

July 21, 2020 / PR Newswire

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomes the passage of legislation that includes a 3-year reauthorization of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). Senate bill S.4148 will now be sent to the President's desk for signature.

CFATS is the Department of Homeland Security's regulatory program for security at high-risk chemical facilities, which was set to expire on July 23. Through continued engagement with federal agencies such as DHS, SOCMA provides its members with clarity and interpretive guidance on major federal policy issues such as CFATS.

"The CFATS program is integral to the specialty chemicals industry, and our members are both happy and relieved at its extension," said Robert F. Helminiak, SOCMA's Vice President of Legal and Government Relations. "Reauthorization provides our industry with the certainty needed to make long-t...