Thank you for agreeing to meet with us to discuss your approaches to controlling precursor chemicals. We would like to have a conversation about the following questions.
- Can you provide the general history, terms, and objectives of the provisions in the 2013 regulation and background on the decision to update Append II?
- How have the regulatory provisions affected the EU MS and how is the regulation being enforced?
- How does the EU (or EU MS) assess the effectiveness of the regulation?
- How are chemicals secured within industry? How are theft and losses regulated, reported, and investigated by the EU or EU MS?
- How much flexibility do EU MS have in establishing measures, e.g., restricting, banning, or requiring license to purchase for specific chemicals?
Voluntary programs and best practices:
- While developing the 2013 legislation, did you identify any voluntary programs (e.g., training, information sharing, or other private-sector or public-private programs) or best practices that affected the decision to create certain regulatory requirements or decide against others?
- Have any new voluntary efforts emerged since 2013?
- How does the EU (or EU MS) assess the effectiveness of voluntary efforts?
- What has been your experience with balancing stakeholder concerns in policy making and working toward harmonization across the EU MS?
- How do you engage with stakeholders to obtain feedback on implementation?
- What is the timeline for bringing EU MS into compliance with the regulation?
On behalf of the Committee on Reducing the Threat of IED Attacks by Restricting Access to Chemical Explosive Precursors, we thank you for your assistance with these questions. In addition, if there are any publicly available data or citable documents, relating to the policy making process, implementation, voluntary efforts, assessment, stakeholder engagement, or supply chains that we would be able to use in our report, we would be grateful if you would send them to Camly Tran.