DHS seeks comment on anti-terror tech liability

DHS seeks comment on anti-terror tech liability

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security is asking for public comments about its intent to limit liability of suppliers of anti-terror technology.

The liability cap is part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, and is designed to speed the development and implementation of anti-terror systems from the private sector. The cap is part of the "Support of Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002" (SAFETY) that is included in the Homeland Security Act.

The Department of Homeland Security said it plans to create a basic set of regulations for implementing the SAFETY Act and will expand it with supplemental regulation as the need arises.

The docket number for this proposed rulemaking is USCG-2003-15425. More information about it can be found at the Federal Rulemaking portal, http://www.regulations.gov.

- Ann Saccomano