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Do You Have a BZPP?

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been authorized to fund security studies of selected infrastructure and plant operations in areas it has deemed high-risk. DHS has allocated approximately $48 million--$6.9 million in Texas alone--for the creation of Buffer Zone Protection Plans (BZPPs) that address the security of pre-designated Tier 1 and Tier 2 critical infrastructure and assets, including chemical facilities, financial institutions, nuclear and electric power plants, dams, stadiums, and other high-risk, high-consequence facilities and the communities around them.

BZPPs identify security vulnerabilities, recommend ways to fill those gaps, and develop an overall emergency/threat response plan, according to Sgt. Michael Macha (Ret.), of the City of Houston Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security. BZPP grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency though the State Administrative Agencies. The SAAs work with the state homeland security advisor and state and local agencies to disperse funds.

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