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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it has hired Chiefs of Regulatory Compliance (CRCs) for its Regional Offices. The CRC is a new position within DHS, and CRCs will serve as the lead representatives for administering the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulation in their respective Regions. CRCs will also serve as advisors to the Office of Infrastructure Protection Regional Directors.
Since launching Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) 2.0, DHS has received more than 25,000 CSAT 2.0 Top-Screens. The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) now cover more than 3,470 facilities, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had completed more than 2,000 Compliance Inspections at currently covered facilities.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has updated the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) 2.0 Portal User Manual and the CSAT 2.0 Personnel Surety Program Instructions.
The Coast Guard has extended the comment period for the draft Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 05-17 entitled Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities.
For the past year, the U.S. Coast Guard has been developing the next generation of Homeport to provide a better user experience and improve the security of user information.
In August 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, which stated that it intends to publish the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Seafarers’ Access Final Rule in October 2017.
In August 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, which stated that it intends to publish a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) NPRM in October 2017.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has updated the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Fact Sheet for Colleges and Universities. The document reiterates that colleges and universities are subject to CFATS regulations and Top-Screen reporting requirements. It also describes the locations at colleges and universities where Chemicals of Interest (COIs) are often located.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has provided an additional 30 days for public comment on various updates to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. Comments on the two Information Collection Request (ICRs) will be accepted until August 28, 2017.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a “Receiving a COI Flyer” reiterating that facilities coming into possession of screening threshold quantities of Chemicals of Interest (COIs) must report their holdings to DHS within 60 days by filing a Top-Screen.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has published a draft of NVIC 05-17, Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities. While NVICs do not require public comment, the USCG is requesting comment on NVIC 05-17 through a Federal Register notice, which was published on July 12, 2017.
In June 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published the “Evaluation of Existing Coast Guard Regulations, Guidance Documents, Interpretative Documents, and Collections of Information” in the Federal Register that requested comments on USCG regulations, guidance documents, and interpretative documents that industry believes should be repealed, replaced, or modified.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has invited public comment on an Information Collection Request (ICR) seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to continue collecting pipeline critical facility security information.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for review and approval, that will allow an individual to provide a TSA Pre-Check Know Traveler Number (KTN) to TSA in order to access SSI.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a printer-friendly flyer for reporting a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) violation.
The Roberts Law Group and Chemical Security Group will host a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Update and Compliance Workshop on September 12 and 13, 2017.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council announced that the 2017 DHS Chemical Sector Security Summit would be held July 19, 2017 through July 21, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
On May 31, 2017, the TWIC Stakeholder Communication Committee quarterly meeting was held at TSA Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
On May 17, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) updated its guidance for National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) implications on Risk Based Performance Standard (RBPS) 13 – Elevated Threats – to account for NTAS Bulletins.
In May 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a new Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Quarterly.
In April 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Office of Port and Facility Compliance (CG-FAC) issued its 2016 Annual Report which contained 2016 Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) facility inspection figures.
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