Tuesday, Feb 20 (tomorrow, for most of you) I will be presenting a one-hour web seminar on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and their linkage to Pollution Prevention. See the short summary below for more information.
There are still a few slots available if you wish to participate in the call.
If interested, please contact Jeff Burke at NPPR, contact info below.
If you cannot join in the call, but are interested in more information about this topic, check out the CFATS information page on ChemAlliance:
From: Jeffrey Burke [mailto:Jeff@p2.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 7:04 AM
Cc: Butner, R Scott
Subject: NPPR Webinar February 20 at 1 pm EST
Scott Butner, Director, ChemAlliance, will present a webinar on the following:
In November 2007, the US Department of Homeland Security issued the final release of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, or CFATS. This regulation will require an estimated 50,000 facilities across the US to submit data regarding their inventories of specific hazardous chemicals to DHS prior to January 22, 2008. As many as 7,000 facilities are expected to be classified as elevated risk by DHS, triggering requirements for additional facility security plans to be developed and implemented at each facility. Although the CFATS regulation itself is essentially silent on the role that inherently safer/cleaner technology can play in minimizing the risks posed by hazardous chemicals, the CFATS regulation nonetheless provides an additional tool for pollution prevention advocates to use in engaging industry. This presentation will provide a review of the CFATS regulation, and discuss the linkage between chemical facility security and such "green" process technologies as process intensification, microscale chemical processing, and green chemistry.
If interested in participating, please reply for log-in instructions.
Jeffrey J. Burke
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