“Homeland Security does not provide specific security to International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill. However, the Transportation Security Administration, a branch of the Department of Homeland Security, does regulate some mill security operations,” Gill explained.
“The mill transports material to the facility via barge, which constitutes ‘maritime transportation’ subject to TSA regulations,” Gill said.
Most commercial facilities in the U.S. that engage in maritime transportation are subject to regulation by the federal agencies, she said.
Date posted: August 5, 2010
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