Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security
(Safety & Risk Management Group)
On August 1, 2013, the President of the United States signed Executive Order 13650, entitled Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security. The EO comes on the heels of recent notable accidents in West, TX and Richmond, CA. The EO set up an OSHA/EPA/DHS Working Group to develop action plans over the next six months to find ways to improve current regulations governing chemical storage. These potential changes could significantly increase the regulatory compliance burden/risk in our industry. Mr. Frist will be discussing potential changes that could arise as a result of this Executive Order.