May 2007

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Final ruling on facility security mandates

The US Department of Homeland Security has released a final rule that imposes for the first time comprehensive federal security regulations for high-risk chemical facilities. The new rule gives the de..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The US Department of Homeland Security has released a final rule that imposes for the first time comprehensive federal security regulations for high-risk chemical facilities. The new rule gives the department authority to seek compliance by imposing civil penalties—up to $25,000/day—and the ability to shut down noncompliant facilities. The department will require owners of chemical facilities housing certain quantities of specified chemicals to complete a preliminary screening assessment that determines the level of risk associated with the facility. If a chemical facility preliminarily qualifies as high risk, its owners will be required to prepare and submit a security vulnera

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