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GAO: Thousands of chemical facilities may be providing bad data on toxic release threats

Investigators said they found that more than 2,700 facilities – at least 44 percent of facilities with a toxic release chemical – misreported the Distance of Concern, the radius of an area that could be exposed to a toxic chemical cloud. 

GAO: Thousands of chemical facilities may be providing bad data on toxic release threats

Investigators said they found that more than 2,700 facilities – at least 44 percent of facilities with a toxic release chemical – misreported the Distance of Concern, the radius of an area that could be exposed to a toxic chemical cloud. 

With CFATS backlog shrinking, officials seek formal authorization

The backlog of chemical facility security plans will take about half as long as anticipated for the Homeland Security Department to eliminate, said the head of the department's National Protection and Programs Directorate.

With CFATS backlog shrinking, officials seek formal authorization

The backlog of chemical facility security plans will take about half as long as anticipated for the Homeland Security Department to eliminate, said the head of the department's National Protection and Programs Directorate.

Democratic lawmakers criticize CFATS authorization bill

Democratic lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee raised misgivings about the CFATS reauthorization bill during a subcommittee hearing on the newly proposed legislation.

Democratic lawmakers criticize CFATS authorization bill

Democratic lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee raised misgivings about the CFATS reauthorization bill during a subcommittee hearing on the newly proposed legislation.

House Homeland Security proposes 2 year CFATS reauthorization bill

The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program would gain a standalone authorization for two years under a bill proposed by the House Homeland Security Committee. The authorization bill (H.R. 4007) would make some changes to the CFATS program, such as requiring facility vulnerability to a terrorist attack and economic consequences of an attack to be an explicit part of the risk assessment methodology used to classify chemical facilities.

House Homeland Security proposes 2 year CFATS reauthorization bill

The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program would gain a standalone authorization for two years under a bill proposed by the House Homeland Security Committee. The authorization bill (H.R. 4007) would make some changes to the CFATS program, such as requiring facility vulnerability to a terrorist attack and economic consequences of an attack to be an explicit part of the risk assessment methodology used to classify chemical facilities.

Unified federal chemical facility database a possibility, says Wulf

An outcome of the chemical facility  executive order  signed by President Obama Aug. 1 could be a consolidated federal database of chemical facilities, a Homeland Security Department official told a House panel while blaming technological difficulties for past inability to share data across organizational lines.

Unified federal chemical facility database a possibility, says Wulf

An outcome of the chemical facility  executive order  signed by President Obama Aug. 1 could be a consolidated federal database of chemical facilities, a Homeland Security Department official told a House panel while blaming technological difficulties for past inability to share data across organizational lines.