The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its unified agenda in Federal Register on March 31, 2021, stating that one of its rulemaking priorities was “improving Appendix A” to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations and addressing “concerns with release-flammable security issues.”
News Related to Policy
On March 23, 2021, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting public comment on revisions to an Information Collection Request (ICR) relating to various efforts under the CFATS program.
The US Coast Guard (USCG) published Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 03-21 directing any owner or operator of a Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)-regulated facility that relies on SolarWinds software for a system that serves or supports a critical security function to report a Breach of Security.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report titled, Chemical Security – Overlapping Programs Could Better Collaborate to Share Information and Identify Potential Security Gaps.
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance (CG-FAC) published its 2019 AMSC Annual Report on the status of AMSCs and the work completed by AMSCs in 2019.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report titled “DHS Could Use Available Data to Better Plan Outreach to Facilities Excluded from Anti-Terrorism Standards."
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda of projected regulations, existing regulations, and completed actions.
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference to review and discuss the Coast Guard’s efforts to develop the Maritime Cyber Risk Analysis Model and updates to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 03–03, Change 2.
The US Coast Guard (USCG) has published a Facility Inspector – Cyber Job Aid to provide USCG marine safety personnel with guidance to help address cyber vulnerabilities documented in a Facility Security Assessment.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report titled Actions Needed to Enhance DHS Oversight of Cybersecurity at High-Risk Chemical Facilities.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is granting a temporary exemption for expired Hazardous Material Endorsements (HMEs) on Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs).
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has published a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) titled: COVID 19 – Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published two posts on its Maritime Commons blog regarding the Transportation Worker Identification (TWIC) Reader Rule Delay Notice.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published the TWIC – Reader Requirements; Delay of Effective Date (TWIC Reader Delay Notice) in the Federal Register on March 9, 2020.
The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet via teleconference on February 24, 2020 to, among other things, finalize a draft report of the Emerging Technology Subcommittee focused on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published its Chemical Security Quarterly for the first quarter of 2020.
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 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued its annual summary of enforcement actions for calendar year 2018.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a notice of availability in connection the Ammonium Nitrate Security 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.