The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has made available a retrospective analysis of the data, assumptions, and methodology used to support the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.
The purpose of the retrospective analysis is to provide an updated assessment of the costs and burdens of the CFATS program. Based on data observed over a ten-year period, CISA now estimates that the actual costs of the CFATS program are 83% lower than estimated in 2007.
The main drivers of the substantial reduction in cost were the 2007 CFATS Interim Final Rule’s overestimation of: (1) the number of chemical facilities that would be covered by CFATS; and (2) the costs of security measures implemented by CFATS covered facilities.
Comments on the CFATS retrospective analysis are due by September 21, 2020.