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Main Title Terrorism and security issues facing the water infrastructure sector {electronic resource} /
Author Copeland, Claudia.
Publisher Congressional Research Service,
Place Published Washington, D.C. :
Year Published 2006
Report Number RL32189
OCLC Number 70342115
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://www.opencrs.com/document/RL32189/
Holdings
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJAM POD Internet only Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 07/14/2006
EJBM TD485.C67 2006 Paper copy Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/21/2006
Collation 15 p. ; digital file, .pdf.
Notes "Updated May 24, 2006." "Order Code RL32189." Title from title screen (viewed 07/14/2006). Damage to or destruction of the nation's water supply and water quality infrastructure by terrorist attack could disrupt the delivery of vital human services in this country. Interest in such problems has increased since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City and at the Pentagon. Across the country, water infrastructure systems extend over vast areas, and ownership and operation responsibility are both public and private but are overwhelmingly non-federal. Since the attacks, federal dam operators and water and wastewater utilities have been evaluating security plans and measures. There are no federal standards or agreed upon industry best practices within the water infrastructure sector to govern readiness, response to security incidents, and recovery. This report presents an overview of this large and diverse sector, describes security-related actions by the government and private sector since September 11, and discusses additional policy issues and responses, including congressional interest. Policymakers are considering a number of initiatives, including enhanced physical security, better communication and coordination, and research. A key issue is how additional protections and resources will be funded. In response, since FY2002 Congress has provided $740 million in appropriations for security at water infrastructure facilities (to assess and protect federal facilities and support vulnerability assessments by non-federal facilities) and passed a bill requiring drinking water utilities to conduct security vulnerability assessments (P.L. 107-188). When Congress created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2002 (P.L. 107-297), it gave DHS responsibilities to coordinate information to secure the nation's critical infrastructure, including the water sector. Under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-7, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the lead federal agency for protecting drinking water and wastewater utility systems. Recent congressional interest has focused on bills concerning security of wastewater utilities. This report will be updated as warranted. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes Damage to or destruction of the nation's water supply and water quality infrastructure by terrorist attack could disrupt the delivery of vital human services in this country, threatening public health and the environment, or possibly causing loss of life. Interest in such problems has increased greatly since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City and at the Pentagon.
Access Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Author Added Ent
Cody, Betsy.
Corporate Au Added Ent Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
PUB Date Free Form 2005.
Series Title Traced CRS report for Congress.
BIB Level m
OCLC Time Stamp 20060717123957
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03969nam 2200397Ia 45020