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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda to provide the public with information about DHS regulatory activity and invite comments on any aspect of the Agenda.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has developed two new fact sheets regarding Detect and Delay and Reporting Significant Incidents.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has developed industry-specific fact sheets to help breweries, wineries, pools and waterparks, and fisheries and hatcheries comply with the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has updated fact sheets for Authorization Inspections and Compliance Inspections under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published the FY 2018 Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Outreach Implementation Plan.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda to provide the public with information about DHS regulatory activity and invite comments on any aspect of the Agenda.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized the Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest System Rule which, among other things, establishes the national electronic manifest system (e-Manifest system) and requires certain users to pay a prescribed fee for each manifest they use and submit to the e-Manifest system.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) has issued a notice seeking comments until February 26, 2018 regarding the expansion of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Personnel Surety Program (PSP) to Tier 3 and Tier 4 high-risk chemical facilities.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a new resource to help facilities determine whether they should edit their existing Site Security Plan (SSP) or Alternative Security Program (ASP) after receiving a new Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) 2.0 Tier Letter. The “Decision Tool” resource is in the form of a flowchart with yes/no questions that guide facilities to scenarios where DHS recommends editing an SSP or ASP.
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 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.
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 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.
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