Industry the September 2013 issue

Obama Takes on Chemical Plant Safety

90-Day Deadline for New Regulations
By Mike Turpin

The working group has 45 days from the Aug. 1 announcement to test improving coordination among state, federal, local and tribal organizations that deal with chemical plant safety. The group has 90 days to develop new regulations for chemical plant safety.

The working group includes the Labor Department, Home Land Security and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Obama said he wants a unified federal approach within nine months to address identifying and responding to chemical plant risks.

Mike Turpin

EVP & Managing Consultant, USI Insurance Services

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