Friday, April 24, 2015

Bills Introduced – 04-23-15

Yesterday a total of 79 bills were introduced in the House and Senate. Of those, only two were of potential specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 1987 To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, and for other purposes Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50]

S 1068 A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to protect the bulk-power system from cyber security threats. Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID] 

As in recent years, I don’t really expect to see much about chemical facility security or maritime chemical transportation in HR 1987. But you never can tell….

Since NERC has already promulgated cybersecurity requirements it will be interesting to see what ‘new’ requirements S 1068 will add.

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