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Status Report

As Tri-Chairs of the Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group established by Executive Order 13650, we are pleased to release the status report* on behalf of all the departments and agencies involved in this effort. The report, published May 2014, summarizes the Working Group's progress, focusing on actions to date, findings and lessons learned, challenges, and short and long-term priority actions. The report, entitled Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment*, includes with an aggressive Action Plan focused on changing the national landscape of chemical facility safety and security. This report is a milestone in the shared commitment to improving chemical facility safety and security and we ask for continued engagement and active participation by all with a stake in chemical facility safety and security: communities, first responders, workers and industry; local, tribal, State, and Federal Government.

If you have any questions or comments regarding Executive Order 13650 or this report, please email EO.chemical@hq.dhs.gov.

Status Report Fact Sheet*
Executive Order Progress Update: February 2014*
Executive Order Progress Update: December 2013*

Background

On August 1, 2013, President Obama signed Executive Order 13650, entitled Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security. The Executive Order directs the Federal Government to improve operational coordination with state and local partners; improve Federal agency coordination and information sharing; modernize policies, regulations, and standards; and work with stakeholders to identify best practices.

The Executive Order working group includes representatives from:

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Materials

Public comments and additional materials are available in the public docket for Section 6 of the Executive Order. To access the docket, you can go to www.regulations.gov and perform a search for OSHA-2013-0026.

Executive Order


* Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Office of Communications at 202-693-1999 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

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