ASSE Backs CSB Budget, Asks Help in Setting Investigation Priorities Among Federal Agencies

CSB_1In a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, ASSE stated its support for the administration’s proposal to fund CSB at $11.484 milion, an 8.8% increase over its current funding. ASSE also requested report language to accompany a final appropriations bill that would require the administration to resolve differences among various federal agencies in setting investigative priorities at explosion sites as well as in sharing information gathered at these sites. CSB created a Facebook page that includes various newspaper articles representing CSB’s perspective on the difficulties it faced in investigating the April fertilizer plant explosion in West, TX.  An October 2010 CSB letter to Congress outlines several investigations where it faced difficulties in carrying out investigations.