Chemicals:

American Chemistry Council's Marty Durbin previews debate on facility security bill

The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) are due to expire in October 2009. Congress will likely take up discussion on this legislation early during its next session to determine whether to extend the current plan or make the standards permanent. During today's OnPoint, Marty Durbin, vice president for federal affairs at the American Chemistry Council, discusses his expectations for the CFATS debate and gives his take on the adequacy of the Department of Homeland Security's plans for dealing with chemical safety. Durbin also comments on President-elect Barack Obama's nomination of Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano to head up DHS.