Monday, May 12, 2014

Improving Chemical Facility Safety & Security

Executive Order Progress Update*: February 2014

Executive Order Progress Update*: December 2013

Background

On August 1, 2013, President Obama signed Executive Order 13650, entitled Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security. The Executive Order directs the Federal Government to improve operational coordination with state and local partners; improve Federal agency coordination and information sharing; modernize policies, regulations, and standards; and work with stakeholders to identify best practices.
The Executive Order working group includes representatives from:
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Executive Order 13650

Federal Workgroups Formed in Response to the Executive Order:

Section 3 - Improving Operational Coordination (Co-chaired by EPA and DHS, U.S. Coast Guard)
Section 4 - Improving Federal Agency Coordination (Co-chaired by EPA and DHS, U.S. Coast Guard)
Section 5 - Improving Information Collection and Sharing (Chaired by DHS, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division)
Section 6 - Modernizing Policies, Regulations, and Standards (Chaired by DOL, Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
Section 7 - Stakeholder Outreach and Identifying Best Practices (Chaired by DHS, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division)

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