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News Related to CFATS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its October 2018 Quarterly Update, with a focus on Material Modifications and new Top-Screens.
On October 1st, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) released an updated Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) 2.0 Portal User Manual.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report titled Chemical Terrorism – A Strategy and Implementation Plan Would Help DHS Better Manage Fragmented Chemical Defense Programs and Activities.
On September 4, 2018, Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) introduced the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2018.
The comment period for Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Personnel Surety Program (PSP) Information Collection Request (ICR) to expand the CFATS PSP to Tier 3 and 4 high-risk chemical facilities closed on July 18, 2018.
The Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing on June 14, 2018, entitled “The Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards Program (CFATS) – A Progress Report.”
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.
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