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    Executive Order 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Webinar: Implementation Updates
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 204 (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)][Notices][Pages 63174-63175]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25142]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Executive Order 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and 
Security Webinar: Implementation Updates

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice of Listening Session Webinar.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), in coordination with the 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA), is announcing a webinar to update stakeholders on issues 
pertaining to implementation of Executive Order [E.O.] 13650: Improving 
Chemical Facility Safety and Security.

DATES: The Webinar will take place on November 10th, from 4:00 p.m. EST 
to 5:30 p.m. EST.
    Registration to Participate: Please click www.cvent.com/d/n4qt96/4w 
to register. Each participant will be provided with webinar connection 
instructions by email once their registration has been completed. There 
is no fee to register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information please email: 


I. Background

    On August 1, 2013, President Obama issued E.O. 13650 to improve 
chemical facility safety and security. The Working Group charged with 
implementing the E.O. is co-chaired by DHS, DOL, and EPA, and includes 
participation from the Departments of Justice, Agriculture, and 
Transportation, all of whom play a role in Chemical Facility safety and 
security. During the initial months from the issuance of the E.O., the 
Working Group met the deliverables outlined in the E.O. as well as 
conducted a number of in-person listening sessions and webinars to 
gather input from stakeholders. This work is reflected in a report to 
the President released June 6, 2014, Executive Order 13650: Actions To 
Improve Chemical Safety and Security--A Shared Commitment. The report 
was a milestone, not an end point, and includes a Federal Action Plan 
for the path forward.
    The Working Group has made significant progress on the 
implementation front of the Federal Action Plan since the release of 
the report by initiating community planning preparedness measures, 
increasing Federal coordination, improving data management techniques 
and technology, revising regulations, issuing guidance and advisory 
documents, and creating a best practices repository, among other 

II. Scope of Webinar

    The purpose of this webinar is to update stakeholders and the 
public on progress made on issues related to E.O. 13650 and 
implementation of items from the Federal Action Plan contained in the 
report to the President, and to raise awareness of the E.O. 13650 
Working Group Web site, located at www.osha.gov/chemicalexecutiveorder.

III. Public Participation

    This webinar will accommodate over 250 participants. As time 
permits, participants will be able to ask questions on a first come, 
first serve basis. We will do our best to accommodate all persons who 
wish to ask questions during the session. We request that participants 
refrain from making statements, and use this time to ask questions. 
Should time run out, participants may submit questions, or those 
wishing to submit statements, may do so via eo.chemical@hq.dhs.gov. For 
general inquiries regarding the E.O., please contact the Working Group 
at: eo.chemical@hq.dhs.gov.

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this 

    Signed at Washington, DC, on October 17, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-25142 Filed 10-21-14; 8:45 am]