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News from 2021

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is revising the process by which individuals apply for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) for a Commercial Driver's License.
On November 10, 2021, the Secretary of Homeland Security issued an updated National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the current heightened threat environment across the United States.
On November 2, 2021, the Office of Port and Facility Compliance (CG-FAC) published the Area Maritime Security Committee 2020 Annual Report.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a new webpage and fact sheet to provide guidance to Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)-regulated facilities regarding how and when to report cybersecurity incidents.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda on July 30, 2021, which included proposed actions related to the Ammonium Nitrate Security Program and the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the issuance of a Second Security Directive for owners and operators of TSA-designated critical pipelines.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a new Security Directive for critical pipeline owners and operators.
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.”
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 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has sent proposed revisions to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
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 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) held its monthly Pipeline Security Program stakeholder conference call today and announced that it plans to complete at least 20 corporate security reviews in FY2021.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comment on an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that considers removing certain Division 1.1 explosives from the list of regulated Chemicals of Interest in Appendix A of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulation.