LOS ANGELES, CA - On September 13, 2011, the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) and ADT Advanced Integration will host an interactive security forum focused on chemical industry legislation. The Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and the Ammonium Nitrate Program will all be discussed. Held in greater Los Angeles, the program will feature prominent speakers from the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Coast Guard, FBI, petrochemical companies and chemical industry trade associations. The conference will take place on September 13, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., PST, at the Doubletree by Hilton in Norwalk, CA.

Presenters at the conference include: Ted Cromwell, Dept. of Homeland Security, Sr. Compliance Officer; Lance Boyer, BP, Regional Security Advisor; James T. Bull, U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Chief; John Ulrich, Chemical Industry Council of California, Executive Director; Bill Allmond, SOCMA, VP of Government Relations; and Ryan Loughin, ADT, Director of Chemical & Energy Solutions.

At the conference, panelists will discuss chemical security regulations and best practices and field questions from the audience, providing attendees with exclusive access to a wide range of session speakers. Key panels include: “DHS Discusses CFATS Compliance Issues & Updates,” “Industry Associations SOCMA & NACD Share CFATS Legislation & Policy Updates,” “Controlling the Cost of Compliance, MTSA II & MTSA/CFATS Harmonization Updates,” and “Collaborating with Intelligence & Law Enforcement - Recognizing and Reporting Suspicious Activity, WMDs, Improvised Explosive Devices.”

Contact Alex Price, ADT Public Relations, at 561/213.9982 or alexprice@adt.com for additional information.