If the Chemical Security Act of 2002 is enacted, the Environmental Protection Agency will no longer be solely responsible for chemical security.
You may or may not be aware of the proposed bill H.R. 5300, Chemical Security Act of 2002. If enacted, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will no longer be solely responsible for chemical security. Coordination with the proposed Department of Homeland Security, local law enforcement and emergency responders, and employees would be required. Each owner and operator of a facility -- including ammonia refrigeration facilities -- will be responsible for compliance.
The bill was introduced on July 26 by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (N.J.-6) and Rep. Marge Roukema (N.J.-5). Its summary states: