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CFATS REAUTHORIZATION

Summary: Agricultural retailers store and sell fertilizers subject to Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). CFATS legislation securing chemical facilities expires in April 2020.

ARA Position: Support short-term reauthorization (up to six years) that recognizes industry-led security measures such as ResponsibleAg and provides clear and consistent federal definitions for ammonium nitrate and ammonium nitrate mixtures. Maintain notice-and-comment rulemaking requirements of the APA for any changes to Chemicals of Interest found in CFATS Appendix A.