11/27/2007 - A bill (S. 994) that would have required operators of certain chemical storage facilities to develop security plans was approved by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works but was not considered by the full Senate.
09/27/2007 - The American Chemistry Council’s Chemical Information Technology Council has released a guidance document “to educate and inform member companies, customers and the public” about cybersecurity concerns.
09/26/2007 - A bill (H.R. 5695) introduced by Rep. Daniel Lungren (R-CA) that would require that the DHS categorize dangerous chemicals as substances of concern has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee. It is still pending in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
09/25/2007 - A bill (S. 2145) introduced by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) that would enhance security at chemical facilities has been approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Senate has agreed to consider the measure.
09/24/2007 - Chemical facilities are making progress. Find out which ones have dramatically reduced the risk of harm from hazardous chemicals. (CAP’s Preventing Toxic Terrorism: How Some Chemical Facilities are Removing Danger to American Communities and the National Research Council’s Terrorism and Chemical Infrastructure: Protecting People and Reducing Vulnerabilities are both available at SM Online.)