Congressional Committee Directs Homeland Security to Review Ethanol Transloading Facilities Security
On June 24, 2008, the U.S. House or Representatives Appropriations Committee, using language offered by Virginia Congressman James P. Moran, directed the Department of Homeland Security to review security issues related to the location of ethanol transloading facilities and to provide a report to Congress with recommendations.
Ethanol Transloading Facilities
The Committee is concerned that the siting of ethanol transloading facilities near high density communities may create new security vulnerabilities. The Committee understands the Department will soon review the vulnerabilities associated with one such facility in Virginia . The Committee directs the Department, in coordination with the Department of Transportation and other relevant agencies, to report to the Committee no later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act on the results of this vulnerability assessment. The report shall cover the risks associated with such transloading facilities, recommended security procedures, recommended coordination with local police, fire, health, and emergency responder communities, and other recommended actions for the Congress, the Executive Branch, or localities.