Kathryn Clay, the president of the International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA), has welcomed the news that US president Donald Trump has signed a three-year extension of the Chemical Security Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) security programme.
CFATS sets security standards for chemicals that can be exploited by terrorists and is therefore vital to US national security. The extension had been unanimously passed by Congress and then by the US House of Representatives, but still needed to be signed into law by Trump before its expiry on 23 July 2020.
‘We commend Congress and the president for extending this extremely important antiterrorism program before the program would have expired today. ILTA members value regulatory certainty, and we are pleased that this reauthorisation provides that,’ says Clay, adding: ‘ILTA looks forward to continued work with CISA to ensure that these standards are based on the best science available related to the physical properties of covered chemicals.’