EO 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Listening Session Springfield, IL

Please join us for an Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security (Executive Order 13650 (EO)) public listening session. The Working Group will share an overview of the various sections of the EO and the progress made to date on each. In particular, we are interested in hearing from the stakeholders described in the EO: chemical producers, chemical storage companies, agricultural supply companies, State and local regulators, chemical critical infrastructure owners and operators, first responders, labor organizations representing affected workers, environmental and community groups, and consensus standards organizations. Attendees will have an opportunity to provide individual input on the process and the specific areas in the EO. The Working Group is interested in hearing specific ideas and solutions on improving operational coordination with States, Tribes, and local partners; enhanced information collection and sharing; modernizing regulations, guidance, and policies; and identifying best practices in chemical facility safety and security.

Registration: Registration is required to attend in person.  Due to limited seating, early registration is encouraged.  Day-of registration will be permitted on a space-available basis beginning at 8:00 AM.  There is no fee to register.

If you are interested in presenting during the listening session, please make the request during the registration process by indicating the topic(s) you wish to address.  Registration for those wishing to make comments will be on a first come basis provided a cross-section of stakeholders is represented by the speakers.  The Working Group requests your comments be a maximum of five minutes.  We will do our best to accommodate all persons who wish to make a presentation at the meeting.  We encourage persons and groups having similar interests to consolidate their information for presentations.  After reviewing the requests to present, the Working Group will contact each participant prior to the meeting with the  approximate time that the participant's presentation is scheduled to begin.

A listen only teleconference bridge is available for those who cannot attend in person.  Teleconference participants can submit comments via eo.chemical@hq.dhs.gov or via one of the scheduled webinars.

Written comments by in-person attendees and teleconference participants may be submitted to eo.chemical@hq.dhs.gov. 

For further information, please feel free to contact eo.chemical@hq.dhs.gov.

Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend the meeting should contact Kathryn Willcutts at kathryn.willcutts@hq.dhs.gov by November 15, 2013.

November 19, 2013 Listening Session

Hosted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Labor (DoL)

Location: Illinois Emergency Management Agency, 2200 Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Remarks

9:25 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Summary and Progress to Date

9:55 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Listening Session Format

10:05 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. Listening Session



Emergency Response/Community



4:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Privacy Act Statement:

Authority: 5 U.S. C. § 301 and 44 U.S.C. § 3101 authorize the collection of this information.

Purpose: DHS will use this information to register participants for the Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Listening Sessions.

Routine Use: This information may be disclosed as generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. §552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This includes using the information, as necessary and authorized by the routine uses published in DHS/ALL-002 - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Mailing and Other Lists System of Records (November 25, 2008, 73 FR 71659).

Disclosure: Furnishing this information is voluntary; however failure to provide any of the information requested may prevent DHS from registering you for the Listening Session or contacting you regarding the event.

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of Transportation, EPA, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, FEMA, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health

This event has no exhibitor/sponsor opportunities

Tue, Nov 19, 2013, 8:00am - 4:30pm CT


Complimentary:  $0.00

Illinois Emergency Management Agency
2200 Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703
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