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October 30, 2013

Listening Sessions Announced for Chemical Safety and Security Executive Order

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The U.S. EPA, Department of Homeland Security and OSHA have scheduled public listening sessions beginning next week to receive input on White House Executive Order 13650 - Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security.

In these sessions, the group will share an overview of various sections of the Order and the progress made to date on each. The group hopes to hear from chemical producers, chemical storage companies, agricultural supply companies, State and local regulators, chemical critical infrastructure owners and operators, first responders, labor organizations representing affected workers, environmental and community groups, and consensus standards organizations. Attendees will have an opportunity to provide individual input on the process and the specific areas in the EO.
The first session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Texas City, Texas. Future dates include:
  • November 15, Washington, DC
  • November 19, Springfield, IL
  • November 25, Webinar
  • December 4, Hamilton, NJ
  • December 11, Orlando, FL
  • December 16, Webinar
  • January 7, 2014, California
  • Week of January 20, 2014, Houston, TX

Learn more and register for listening sessions here.
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