There is another new voice in the chemical security community looking at CFATS in a recurring blog over on ChemicalProcessing.com. Actually it is not quite fair to call Ryan Loughin a ‘new voice’ as he has been writing articles on CFATS for a number of magazines. Ryan is the Director of Petrochemical & Energy Solutions at ADT and has been the point man for that company’s CFATS seminars that have been mentioned here in this blog.
The latest posting on the new blog briefly looks at the current status of CFATS legislation. Ryan provides a brief summary of the recent action on CFATS renewal in both the House and the Senate. He didn’t mention that DHS had promised to provide their version of a proposed CFATS renewal bill, but his summation of why HR 2868 and S 2996 won’t be considered in this session should also apply to the DHS written version so it isn’t an important omission.
I would like to welcome Ryan into the public discussion of about CFATS issues.
I spent 15 years in the US Army as an Infantry NCO. After getting out of the Army I started working in the chemical industry, getting my BSc Chemistry degree while working as a technician. I spent 12 years working as a process chemist in a specialty chemical company. Most recently I worked as a QA/R&D Manager in a specialty chemical manufacturing facility. Currently I am working as a freelance writer.