ARLINGTON, VA – The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) President and CEO Eric R. Byer issued a statement praising the U.S. House of Representative’s passage of legislation reauthorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program for three years, which was set to expire on July 23, 2020. The U.S. Senate passed identical legislation earlier this month.

“NACD is thrilled the House unanimously passed legislation reauthorizing CFATS for another three years. Since 2007, this program has been woven into the fabric of the chemical distribution industry, ensuring high-risk facilities work with DHS regulators to put measures in place that protect against potential acts of terrorism,” said Byer in his statement.

Byer’s statement said, that “the program has given chemical distributors the certainty needed to make important security investments at their facilities, which is both good for business and an important component in keeping our communities secure.”

The statement concluded by urging President Trump to sign the legislation into law.