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CFATS Legislation Update & Happy Holidays

It's been quite a year in the chemical industry.

Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Notice of Inquiry

Last week, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a notice of inquiry seeking public comments on the impact that implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) has had on commercial activities involving “Schedule 1” chemicals during 2011.

Cyber Attack on Illinois Water Utility System

Last week, it was reported that a hacker conducted a cyber attack on a Springfield, Illinois public water utility that resulted in the destruction of one of the utility's pumps. Experts indicated that the attack involved hacking a Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) which caused the water pump to...

Security Briefing Tips: Managing 3rd Parties for Security Compliance

Security integrators serving the chemical and petrochemical markets - and particularly for those customers that have regulated facilities - face changing expectations. Companies expect security integrators to understand the regulatory environment and use that knowledge to develop more security solutions to support these requirements.

What to Expect from CFATS in 2012

As the industry looks ahead to 2012, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) will continue to have a significant impact, especially as more sites undergo Authorization Inspections.

SOCMA And NACD Discuss CFATS Legislative and Policy Updates

We were very pleased to have Elizabeth O’Neil, Government Affairs, National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and Bill Allmond, VP of Government Relations, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) on a panel at the joint Chemical Security Regulatory Workshop with the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) to discuss

Controlling Costs of Compliance

Chemical Security Workshop DHS Panel: CFATS Inspections Process & Ammonium Nitrate Program Updates

We were pleased to have Carlos Vasquez, District Commander, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD), and Paul Sanders, Inspector, ISCD, as panelists from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the Joint Chemical Security Regulatory Workshop with the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC).

ADT/CICC Joint Homeland Security Regulatory Workshop

This week, ADT was very excited to co-sponsor its 2nd annual Joint Chemical Security Regulatory Workshop with the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) in Los Angeles, California. The one-day workshop addressed various chemical security issues and regulatory challenges and offered attendees practical advice for compliance.

Chemical Security Workshop

On September 13, Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) and ADT Advanced Integration will host a one-day interactive security workshop focused on the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and the Ammonium Nitrate Program.  Held in Norwalk, California, the program will feature speakers from the Department...