Friday, December 11, 2009
HR 2868 substitute
Posted on the House Homeland Security Committee website, in the document Key Points on the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to HR2868, Chemical Security Legislation," dated October 29, 2009: "Title I helps close these vulnerabilities by directing the U. S. Coast Guard, which current (sic) regulates port facilities under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 to oversee the administration of CFATS for port facilities." This is a welcome solution for the unwieldy scenario of TSA CFATS inspectors in USCG MTSA facilities. I trust the legislation will also give more money and personnel to the U. S. Coast Guard to compensate for the additional responsibilities.