Chemical Security Action

ACC ChemSecure Event

The American Chemistry Council will be hosting its ChemSecure security event in Houston, Texas on June 11-13, 2012.

CRS Report on Pipeline Safety and Security

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) recently issued a report on U.S. pipeline safety and security. The report suggests that Congress should assess how the various elements of U.S. pipeline safety and security fit together in the nation’s overall strategy to protect transportation infrastructure.

Aldawsari Trial Set for April 30

The case of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, the Saudi college student arrested last year in Texas on suspicion of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, is set for trial on April 30. Employees at both the chemical supply company where Aldawsari attempted to purchase Phenol and at the shipping...

DHS Develops Container Security Test Bed Solution

As part of its mission to secure our nation’s borders, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Custom and Border Protection (CBP) must quickly and accurately monitor and inspect thousands of sea cargo containers entering U.S. ports each day.

2012 American Fuel & Petrochemicals Manufacturers Security Conference

Last week, I was in Houston, TX at the 2012 American Fuel & Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFPM) Security Conference and Exhibition, formerly known as NPRA. The three-day Conference included exhibitors, attendees from both industry and government, and speakers who covered topicslike chemical security, safety and terrorism.

Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Introduced in the U.S. Senate

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S.2105). The bipartisan bill would grant the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) new authority to regulate certain aspects of cyber security for the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Australian Government Issues Chemical Warning

The Australian government recently issued a warning regarding several common household chemicals that can be used to make homemade explosives. Attorney-General Nicola Roxon noted that many everyday chemicals can be used in terrorist attacks, including those found in salons, pharmacies, dairies, mining, fireworks, pools and spas.

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers – the new NPRA – Prepares for the Annual Security Conference & Exhibition

The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association became the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) on Jan. 25. Our new name better describes who we are, what we do and how we benefit the American people.

National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security

Last month, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano revealed the Obama Administration’s National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security (Strategy). The Strategy aims to:

TSA to Reduce HME Application Fees for TWIC Holders

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced that it will begin offering Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWICTM) holders the option to pay a reduced fee when applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) Security Threat Assessment (STA) under its HME Security Threat Assessment Program (HTAP).