Chemical Security Provisions
Once again chemical security programs are too small to show up as line items in this debate. We have to look at the larger program areas and guess the ultimate effects on chemical security issues. The three areas we look at are TSA Surface Transportation (truck and freight rail security), Coast Guard Operations (MTSA) and NPPD (CFATS and ICS-CERT).
• TSA Surface Transportation – SA 149 (§1614) - $105 Million – Same as HR 1 (§1614)As we have come to expect there is a CFATS authorization extension specifically included in SA 149; a one-year extension to October 4th, 2011 is included in §1649.
• CG Operations – SA 149 (§1618) - $6.9 Billion - $43 Million more than HR1 (§1619)
• NPPD – SA 149 (§1623) - $874 Million - $69 Million more than HR 1 (§1624)