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CFATS's 15-Month Extension Gives Congress Time To Overhaul Program

January 24, 2019
President Donald Trump late last week signed legislation authorizing the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program for another 15 months, giving lawmakers time to discuss long-term legislative changes well before the next presidential election. Trump signed the extension, H.R. 251, Jan. 18, one day before the authorization was slated to expire. CFATS mandates that facilities craft plans to reduce the risk of terrorist attacks and the adverse consequences of such attacks, and requires companies to...

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