Frequent Questions

How did EPA coordinate with the Department of Homeland Security and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration?

President Obama’s Executive Order 13650, “Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security,” established the Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group (“Working Group”), that was co-chaired by the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, the Assistant Administrator of EPA, and the Deputy Administrator of OSHA.  The Working Group conducted extensive interagency coordination.  EPA’s coordination efforts included discussions with DHS and OSHA on potential changes to the Risk Management Program rule.  Additionally, DHS and OSHA had representatives attend the SBAR panel, which discussed the development of the proposed rule.

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