College of the Mainland will host a Department of Homeland Security public listening session Nov. 5 to allow industry and private stakeholders to explore and comment on a recent executive order on improving chemical facility safety and security. The session will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center Auditorium.
Comments are welcomed by stakeholders described in the executive order: chemical producers, chemical storage companies, first responders, agricultural supply companies, state and local regulators, chemical-critical infrastructure owners and operators, labor organizations representing affected workers, environmental and community groups and consensus standards organizations.
Input is especially desired on improving operational coordination with states, tribes and local partners; enhancing information collection and sharing; modernizing regulations, guidance and policies; and identifying best practices in chemical facility safety and security.

The session will include an overview of the various sections of the executive order on improving chemical facility safety and security and the progress made to date.
To register for this free event, visit Due to limited seating, early registration is encouraged. Registration that day will be permitted on a space-available basis beginning at 8 a.m.   
A teleconference bridge is available for those who cannot attend in person. Please click “teleconference” at for more information and to register.
Written comments by in-person attendees and teleconference participants may be submitted to
For more information, contact Gulf Coast Safety Institute director Cindy Lewis at or call 409-933-8495.