Chemical Facility Security: Issues and Options for the 112th Congress

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has statutory authority to regulate chemical facilities for security purposes. This report provides a brief overview of the existing statutory authority and the regulation implementing this authority. It describes several policy issues raised in previous debates regarding chemical facility security and identifies policy options for congressional consideration. Finally, the report discusses legislation in the Congress regarding whether funding should be continued to fund these efforts.

Creator(s): Shea, Dana A.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 29, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Shea, Dana A.

Specialist in Science and Technology Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: September 29, 2011
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has statutory authority to regulate chemical facilities for security purposes. This report provides a brief overview of the existing statutory authority and the regulation implementing this authority. It describes several policy issues raised in previous debates regarding chemical facility security and identifies policy options for congressional consideration. Finally, the report discusses legislation in the Congress regarding whether funding should be continued to fund these efforts.

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32 pages.

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