SOURCE: National Association of Chemical Distributors

National Association of Chemical Distributors

December 11, 2014 10:49 ET

NACD Celebrates Congressional Approval of CFATS Legislation

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - December 11, 2014) - Today, the National Association of Chemical Distributors' (NACD) President Eric R. Byer praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing legislation unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate that would reauthorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.

"After years of engagement with regulators, lawmakers, and industry, NACD welcomes reauthorization of the CFATS program administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This law will bring certainty to chemical distributors and regulators alike by providing necessary funding to develop and implement DHS-approved security plans.

"We thank congressional negotiators for working through their differences and urge President Obama to sign this critical piece of legislation into law quickly. Such action will cement vital CFATS program funding and enable chemical distribution companies to move forward on enhanced security investments to better protect their employees and surrounding communities."

NACD and its nearly 450 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products to over 750,000 end users. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution, established in 1991 as a condition of membership and a third-party verified management practice. For more information, visit

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