Department of Homeland Security Announces New Regulations for Securing High-Risk Chemical Facilities

April 2007
Venulex Legal Summaries;2007 Q2, p1
The article reports on new regulations from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for securing high-risk chemical facilities. The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 requires the department to promulgate interim final regulations for the security of high-risk chemical facilities in the country. It will screen chemical facilities for vulnerability to and potential consequences of a terrorist attack. Those who fail to take the steps required can be assessed a civil penalty of up to $25,000 per day of non-compliance.


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