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Complying with Homeland Security's New Sweeping Anti-Terrorism Regulations Pertaining to Companies that Use or Store Chemicals; Avoiding Technical & Legal Pitfalls

Great Lakes Session

June 20, 2007
Novi, MI

Sponsor: Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, ABS Consulting and Michigan Manufacturers Association

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released an interim final rule that imposes comprehensive federal security regulations for high risk chemical facilities. This encompasses facilities not traditionally considered to be chemical facilities, including many different types of manufacturers. The rule establishes risk-based performance standards for security of the nation's chemical facilities and requires covered chemical facilities to:

  • prepare Security Vulnerability Assessments, which identify facility security vulnerabilities, and to
  • develop and implement Site Security Plans, which include measures that satisfy the identified risk-based performance standards.

This rule will have a significant impact on facilities that use or store chemicals. Here is your chance to learn about the rule and how to avoid technical and legal pitfalls.

Who Should Attend?

  • Plant managers and general counsel of facilities storing or using chemicals
  • Chemical storage facility personnel
  • Security managers and personnel

What Will You Learn?

  • What the operational impact of the rule will be
  • Key legal issues and pitfalls to avoid
  • The "ABCs" of the rule
  • What the chemical sector performance standards are
  • Your rights and obligations during a DHS inspection