House subcommittee passes water, chemical facilities legislation

According to a report published by the American Water Works Association, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment passed two bills last week that will increase government oversight of security at water and wastewater treatment facilities.

The two pieces of legislation passed by the subcommittee include; The Drinking Water System Security Act, which requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement chemical security anti-terrorism measures at water facilities; and, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act (CFATS).

For more information about CFATS and efforts to make the legislation permanent, read this Public Safety Watch blog post from ADT’s Ryan Loughin.

Click here to read the full report from AWWA.