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The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security announced the issuance of an updated NTAS Bulletin pertaining to the terrorism threat to the United States.
The U.S. Coast Guard has published the Area Maritime Security Committees 2016 Annual Report which consolidated information collected from the 2016 annual reports of local Area Maritime Security Committees across the country.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a CFATS Nitromethane Fact Sheet.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a CFATS Fact Sheet for Agricultural Production Facilities explaining the Agricultural Facilities Time Extension Notification Letter that DHS published on January 9, 2008.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding the extension of TSA’s pipeline security program under which TSA reviews pipeline security plans and inspects critical pipeline systems in accordance with the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.
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.
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