On August 1, 2013, President Obama signed Executive Order 13650 entitled: “Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security”. The action was driven in response to an explosion at a fertilizer facility in West, Texas. In the two years since the signing of the order, agencies including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been working to address the goals established in the order.
One of the main areas of activity with the potential to have a major impact on the chemical industry is modernizing policies and procedures. OSHA, EPA and DHS are all considering significant policy changes to major regulatory programs including Process Safety Management (PSM), the Risk Management Program (RMP) and the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. Each of these agencies has taken steps towards regulatory change and the issue of chemical facility safety and security will continue to be a high priority for the remainder of the Obama Administration.
Join this session by expert speaker Lowell Randel to gain knowledge on the proposed policy changes and the potential impact the changes may have on your business. You will get an insight on how to stay ahead of policy changes and prepare for new regulatory responsibilities. The session will also provide tips and strategies on how to engage with agencies and policy officials to provide input on implementation of the Executive Order.
Who Should Attend
Lowell Randel currently serves as Vice President, Government and Legal Affairs for the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA). He is responsible for advancing the industry’s interests with the U.S. Congress and Administration and helps association members deal with regulatory compliance, with an emphasis on OSHA... More info