The Security Week That Was: A Recap - Aug. 20-26, 2005

SIW Editor Geoff Kohl recaps the week of ISC East and other news shaping the profession

Finally, we recap a story that is decidedly "interesting" -- because it may mean a change in how you offer security services to chemical producing facility, or how you secure your facility. Here's the meat: the EPA is studying its authority to make chemical security decisions. A report is out that says that a portion of the Clean Air Act and "other statutes" may mean the EPA has some say over security for chemical operations. The EPA is coming across as hesistant to accept that responsibility, but as we know, there are a lot of senators interested in seeing some definitive government control over security at chemical plants.