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Introduced in Senate (04/25/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 814


To provide stronger penalties for violations of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 25, 2013

Mr. Reid (for Mr. Lautenberg) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


A BILL

To provide stronger penalties for violations of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Protecting Communities from Chemical Explosions Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Civil and criminal penalties for violations of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.

Section 550(d) of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 (6 U.S.C. 121 note) is amended—

(1) by inserting “(1)” before “Any person”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(2) Any owner or operator of a chemical facility that holds a quantity of a chemical of interest that is at or above the screening threshold quantity established under the interim final regulations issued under this section and that does not file a Chemical Security Assessment Tool Top-Screen with the Department of Homeland Security shall be liable for a civil penalty under section 70119(a) of title 46, United States Code.

“(3) (A) It shall be unlawful for an officer of an entity that owns or operates, or an owner or operator of, a chemical facility that holds a quantity of a chemical of interest that is at or above the screening threshold quantity established under the interim final regulations issued under this section to intentionally fail to file a Chemical Security Assessment Tool Top-Screen with the Department of Homeland Security.

“(B) Any person who violates subparagraph (A) shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned for not more than 6 years, or both.”.