The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda on January 31, 2022, and updates to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program was listed as long-term action.
In August 2014, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) invited public comment on an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for potential revisions to the CFATS regulations. In June 2020, CISA published a retrospective analysis of the CFATS program for public comment. In January 2021, CISA invited additional public comment through an ANPRM regarding the removal of certain explosive chemicals from CFATS.
As part of its long-term actions, CISA intends to address many of the subjects raised in both ANPRMs and the retrospective analysis, including potential updates to CFATS cybersecurity requirements and Appendix A to 6 CFR Part 27 (i.e., the CFATS Chemical of Interest List).