S.814 - Protecting Communities from Chemical Explosions Act of 2013

A bill to provide stronger penalties for violations of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to provide stronger penalties for violations of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards. as introduced.
  • Short: Protecting Communities from Chemical Explosions Act of 2013 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Protecting Communities from Chemical Explosions Act of 2013 - Amends the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 to make any owner or operator of a chemical facility that holds a quantity of a chemical of interest that is at or above the screening threshold quantity establi

Official Summary

Protecting Communities from Chemical Explosions Act of 2013 - Amends the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 to make any owner or operator of a chemical facility that holds a quantity of a chemical of interest that is at or above the screening threshold quantity established under interim final regulations establishing security performance standards and requiring site security plans for chemical facilities, and that does not file a Chemical Security Assessment Tool Top-Screen with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), liable for a civil penalty. Subjects an officer of an entity that owns or operates, or an owner or operator of, a chemical facility that holds a quantity of a chemical of interest that is at or above the screening threshold quantity, who intentionally fails to file a Chemical Security Assessment Tool Top-Screen with DHS, to a fine, up to six years' imprisonment, or both.

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