AMI joined six other groups in the industrial refrigeration industry in comments to the Department of Homeland Security on its proposed rule for the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program and regulation of ammonia.

The comments from the six groups (AMI, American Frozen Food Institute, Global Cold Chain Alliance, International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association, and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association) suggest that the proposed rule align with other regulatory programs in place for management of ammonia in a closed loop system as employed by meat plants. The comments also recommend that anhydrous ammonia used for closed-circuit refrigeration systems be deleted the DHS Chemicals of Interest list as it has not been shown to be a terrorist target.

Source: AMI