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In a recent Federal Register publication, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided figures on its ongoing outreach initiative to identify “outlier” facilities.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.7 billion.
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. Coast Guard (USCG) published its long-awaited Seafarers’ Access Final Rule on April 1, 2019.
In March, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (IG), published a partially redacted report, titled Audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's [FBI’s] Management of Maritime Terrorism Threats.
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 of Information Collection and is seeking public comments on the risk-mitigation value of TWIC at maritime facilities until April 8, 2019.
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) is requesting submissions to a Biometric Technology Rally, which is scheduled for Spring 2019.
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet in Houston, Texas on November 6th and 7th to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its October 2018 Quarterly Update, with a focus on Material Modifications and new Top-Screens.
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.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has proposed delaying the effective date for two categories of facilities affected by the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Rule.
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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has received a proposed rule from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) entitled “TWIC Reader Requirements; Delay of Effective Date.”
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is seeking public comment on an extension of the Security Threat Assessment for Individuals Applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License Information Collection Request (ICR).
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has developed two new fact sheets regarding Detect and Delay and Reporting Significant Incidents.
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet March 20 – 21, 2018 to review and discuss various issues relating to national maritime security.
Despite informally announcing that it intended to delay implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Final Rule until 2021 earlier this year, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is now indicating that implementation of the Rule will move forward with the original deadline of August 23, 2018.
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.
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