ILTA applauds three-year extension of CFATS program
President signs bill into law
Washington, D.C., July 23, 2020—Kathryn Clay, president of the International Liquid Terminals Association, today applauded the finalization of a three-year extension of the Chemical Security Anti-Terrorism Standards, an important security program that identifies and regulates high-risk facilities to ensure they have security measures in place to reduce the risk that certain hazardous chemicals are weaponized by terrorists, when President Trump signed it into law last night:
“We commend Congress and the president for extending this extremely important antiterrorism program before the program would have expired today. ILTA members value regulatory certainty, and we are pleased that this reauthorization provides that. Maintaining the security of our nation’s chemical facilities is a critical mission, and ILTA encourages future Congresses to consider even longer-term reauthorizations for the CFATS program
“CFATS plays a critical role in maintaining our nation’s security, and ILTA’s members appreciate the diligence with which the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency administers this vital program.
“ILTA members and CISA share the common goal of ensuring chemical facility security by guarding against potential terrorist threats. CFATS works to set appropriate standards for all high-risk chemical facilities, helping to keep facilities and communities safer. ILTA looks forward to continued work with CISA to ensure that these standards are based on the best science available related to the physical properties of covered chemicals.”
Founded in 1974, the International Liquid Terminals Association represents more than 85 companies operating liquid terminals in all 50 states and in over 40 countries. Our members’ facilities provide critical links between all modes of transportation for liquid commodities, such as crude oil, petroleum products, chemicals, renewable fuels, fertilizer, vegetable oils and other food-grade materials that are central to the U.S. economy. Terminals provide essential logistics services that spur trade both within the United States and connect the U.S. economy with overseas markets. ILTA’s membership also includes about 400 companies that supply equipment and services to the terminal industry.
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