Congressional Efforts to Restore Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Continue

On April 18, 2024, a bipartisan group of Representatives in the U.S. House, led by Laurel Lee (R-FL), redoubled efforts to restore CFATS by offering an amendment to H.R. 8035 (“Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024”). The amendment would have reauthorized CFATS for two years, but it was not included in the final bill that passed the House of Representatives (and eventually became law). Industry continues to look for ways to restore CFATS using other legislative vehicles.

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Risk-Informed Analysis of Transportation Worker Identification Credential Reader Requirements

The RAND Corporation published its long-awaited assessment of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Rule. The purpose of the assessment is to further consider the costs versus benefits of the TWIC Reader Rule, including the scope of affected facilities. As an initial matter RAND has concluded:

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