Ron Chittim's comments to the DHS, DOL, OSHA providing comments on the Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security. (March 31, 2014)API and its members are significantly affected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) standard, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Risk Management Program (RMP) rules, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to Know Act (EPCRA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), and the United States Coast Guard (USGS) Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulations. API and its member companies support performance-based regulatory compliance and the goal of continuous improvement of the safety and security of its member company’s facilities.
Since the release of Executive Order 13650 (EO), API understands that the EO Working Group (WG) has been engaging stakeholders in a dialogue dealing with four general topics:
- Improving operational coordination with States, Tribes, and local partners
- Enhanced information collection and sharing
- Modernizing regulations, guidance, and policies and
- Identifying best practices in chemical facility safety and security
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