This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeks comment on a recent amendment to the Homeland Security Act entitled the Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate. The amendment requires the Department of Homeland Security to "regulate the
sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate by an ammonium nitrate facility to prevent the misappropriation or use of ammonium nitrate in an act of terrorism."
Interested persons are invited to participate in this rulemaking by submitting written data, views, or arguments on all aspects of the ANPRM. The Department also invites comments that relate to the economic, environmental, or federalism effects that might result from any final rule consequent from this ANPRM.
Comments that will provide the most assistance to the Department in developing these procedures will refer to a specific provision of the ANPRM or the Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate provisions in the Homeland Security Act, explain the reason for any
comments, and include other information or authority that supports such comments.
Comments must be received by December 29, 2008. Comments must be identified by docket number 2008-0076 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
- Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions
for submitting comments.
- Mail: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, Mail Stop 8100, Washington, DC 20528.
For further information, contact: Dennis Deziel, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, Mail Stop 8100, Washington, DC 20528, telephone number (703) 235-5263.