HSGAC Roundtable Spotlights Potential Reforms to Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program

WASHINGTON  The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a roundtable Tuesday to discuss ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program ahead of its expiration in April 2020.

“We have assembled a roundtable of key stakeholders to discuss proposals for improving and reforming the CFATS program. Our goal should be to lessen the burden on regulated facilities while still enhancing the national security of the United States,” said Sen. Johnson. “I look forward to engaging with Ranking Member Peters, Representative Thompson, Representative Rogers, and others to identify reforms to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the CFATS program.”

Video from the hearing is available here.