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EO 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security
January 2014 Public Listening Session Schedule and Registration Information

Update: February 14, 2014

Please join us for the final Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security (Executive Order 13650 (EO)) public listening session opportunities in February 2014. Evening hours have been scheduled for both locations. Updates to the February public listening session schedule will be available on the Website: and shared via e-mail. If you would like to receive e-mails from the EO Working Group please send the request to

February 19, 2014 Listening Session (In-Person and Teleconference) - Louisiana (Afternoon & Evening)

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration

1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Session

Location: Louisiana State Police Training Academy 7901 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

In-Person Registration Link:

Teleconference Registration Link:


Rescheduled from 2/13/2014 February 27, 2014 Listening Session (In-Person and Teleconference) - New Jersey (Afternoon & Evening)*

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration

1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Session

Location: New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Conference Room One Newark Center, Newark, NJ 07102

(Please note, the afternoon session (1:00pm-5:00pm) will be located on the 12th floor of the NJTPA and the evening session (6:00pm-8:00pm) will be located on the 17th floor.

In-Person Registration Link:

Teleconference Registration Link:

*Please note: Registrations from the February 13th session were not automatically rolled over. We request that anyone interested in attending the February 27th session register by clicking on the appropriate link above.

During the public listening sessions, the Working Group will share an overview of the various sections of the EO and the progress made to date on each. In particular, we are interested in hearing from the stakeholders described in the EO: chemical producers, chemical storage companies, agricultural supply companies, State and local regulators, chemical critical infrastructure owners and operators, first responders, labor organizations representing affected workers, environmental and community groups, and consensus standards organizations. Attendees will have opportunities to provide input on areas in the EO, including: improving operational coordination with State, Tribal, territorial, and local partners; enhanced information collection and sharing; modernizing regulations, guidance, and policies; and identifying best practices in chemical facility safety and security.

Registration: Registration is required to attend each session. Due to limited seating for the in-person event, early registration is encouraged. There is no fee to register. In-person event day-of registration will be permitted on a space-available basis. If you are interested in presenting, please make the request during the registration process by indicating what time period you are available to speak. Registration for those wishing to make comments will be on a first-come basis, provided a cross-section of stakeholders is represented by the speakers. The Working Group requests your comments be a maximum of five minutes. We will do our best to accommodate all persons who wish to make a presentation.

All interested persons may submit comments to NPPD/ISCD/Mail stop 0610, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, SW, Arlington, VA 20598-0610. Comments will also be accepted by email at or through the Federal eRulemaking Portal.

For those who do not want to register through the GovEvents site, please contact

Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend the meeting should contact Kathryn Willcutts at not later than 5 days prior to the session you would like to attend.

Hosted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Labor (DoL)

Privacy Act Statement:

Authority: 5 U.S. C. § 301 and 44 U.S.C. § 3101 authorize the collection of this information.

Purpose: DHS will use this information to register participants for the Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Listening Sessions.

Routine Use: This information may be disclosed as generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. §552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This includes using the information, as necessary and authorized by the routine uses published in DHS/ALL-002 - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Mailing and Other Lists System of Records November 25, 2008, 73 FR 71659).

Disclosure: Furnishing this information is voluntary; however failure to provide any of the information requested may prevent DHS from registering you for the Listening Session or contacting you regarding the event.

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