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News Related to CFATS

With the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program set to officially sunset in April 2020, a hearing was held on September 11, 2019, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee regarding the status of the program.
The Office of Management and Budget has approved the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA’s) Information Collection Request which authorizes CISA to implement the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Personnel Surety Program (PSP) for all covered chemical facilities, to include Tier 3 and Tier 4 facilities.
In a recent Federal Register publication, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided figures on its ongoing outreach initiative to identify “outlier” facilities.
Effective April 5, 2019, the new maximum civil penalty for non-compliance with Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations is $34,871 per day.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) titled, “Progress and Challenges in DHS’s Management of Its Chemical Facility Security Program.”
DHS has issued a 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on the renewal the CSAT’s information collection requirements.
On January 18, 2019, President Trump signed the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Extension Act into law, which extended the CFATS program for 15 months.
Congress has provided a short-term extension to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program via a Continuing Resolution (CR).
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its semiannual regulatory agenda to provide the public with information about DHS regulatory activities and invite comments on any aspect of the agenda.
On November 16, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018, which establishes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
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.
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