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HR 2868 to Expand Chemical Site Security Regulations

Please call US Senators Roland Burris and Richard Durbin before 9 a.m. tomorrow (July 28) and ask them to vote no on HR 2868.  This bill seeks to expand the Department of Homeland Security regulations to require facilities to adopt Inherently Safer Technology (IST) protocols.

This expansion of the DHS regulations will have a negative impact on products sold in our industry including some pesticides and fertilizers like anhydrous ammonia or ammonium nitrate.  Agrichemical facilities would have to engage in indepth analysis of their facility to continue to sell these products, and as a result could no longer be allowed to sell these products. 

Please call Senator Burris at (202) 224-2854 and Senator Durbin at (202) 224-2152 and ask them to oppose HR 2868 which will give more power to the Department of Homeland Security to regulate agrichemical facilities and the products that we supply to farmers. 

CALL IMMEDIATELY---thank you! 

Contact Jean Payne if you have questions.