AcuTech Releases Survey of CFATS Progress in Securing the Chemical Sector

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AcuTech Consulting Group announces the release of a unique industry-focused survey about the progress of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) promulgated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The survey revealed for the first time the regulated community’s views on the effectiveness of the program.

AcuTech Consulting Group announces the release of a unique industry-focused survey about the progress of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) promulgated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The survey revealed for the first time the regulated community’s views on the effectiveness of the program. The survey, conducted by AcuTech on behalf of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), concluded that respondents support a long term extension of CFATS authorization. The majority of respondents continue to support the CFATS regulations and that Congress should allow the new program to fully mature, rather than introduce new or revised statutory requirements.

The feedback from industry indicates that CFATS legislation is improving security at the nation’s chemical facilities. The survey also indicates there is a need for DHS to clear up the backlog of approvals and inspections and improve the clarity of guidance provided to industry.

“As debate continues on the extension of CFATS, this survey is intended to provide constructive feedback and useful data to government and industry in the interest of strengthening the security of the nation’s chemical infrastructure”, said David Moore, President and CEO of AcuTech Consulting Group. “AcuTech is pleased to have had the opportunity to work with the American Chemistry Council on this important work, and to have had the participation of a wide range of chemical facilities.”

For more information, visit http://www.americanchemistry.com/Security. For more information on AcuTech Consulting Group, visit http://www.acutech-consulting.com. For a copy of the full survey report, visit, http://www.americanchemistry.com/Policy/Security/A-Survey-of-CFATS-Progress-in-Securing-the-Chemical-Sector.pdf

Contact:
Janet Benaquisto, Marketing Manager
AcuTech Consulting Group
(831) 427-0863

Scott Jensen, Director, Issues Communication
American Chemistry Council
(202) 249-6511

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