Thursday, November 6, 2008

NJ CFATS Conference

Over on you can now find a copy of the agenda for the upcoming Conversation on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism (CFATS) and Critical Infrastructure Protection. The November 11th conference is being held in Sayreville, NJ and is being sponsored by the NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness (NJOHSP), the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) and the Houston based attorney, Steven E. Roberts (who operates the website). The one day conference is going to try to pack a lot of information into a relatively short period of time. Items on the Agenda include:
New Jersey’s Critical Chemical Infrastructure: An Overview CFATS Overview: Understanding the Regulation and Its Requirements Chemical Security and the Next Administration: “CFATS 2.0” and Chemical Supply Chain Security Managing CFATS Security Vulnerability Assessments: Lessons from the Private Sector (Panel Discussion) Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) and State and Local Information Sharing (Panel Discussion)
The principle presenters will include
Richard CaƱas, Director, NJOHSP Cherrie Black, Chief, Critical Infrastructure Protection, NJOHSP Steven E. Roberts, P.A., Homeland Security Law and Regulation Ted Cromwell, Sr. Director, Chemical Plant Security, American Chemistry Council Sue Armstrong, Acting Director, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, DHS
There will also be a variety of state and federal regulators as well as industry representatives sitting on the two panel discussions. This is rather late notice if you are interested in attending. The deadline for registering is today. The conference flyer provides additional information, or contact

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