H.R. 6711 (112th): Keeping our Communities Safe by Strengthening Safety Standards for Chemical Facilities Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Dec 27, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6711

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 27, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to make certain considerations when assigning chemical facilities to risk-based tiers pursuant to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Keeping our Communities Safe by Strengthening Safety Standards for Chemical Facilities Act.

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Considerations in assignment of chemical facilities to risk tiers pursuant to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards

Section 550(a) of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 (Public Law 109–295) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: : Provided further, That in assigning a chemical facility to a risk tier pursuant to this section, the Secretary shall consider the proximity of the facility to population centers, schools, and other facilities at risk of creating a secondary explosion.