NAEGA would like to make its members aware of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program (CFATS). CFATS is the first DHS regulatory program focused specifically on security at high-risk chemical facilities. Any facility that maintains holdings of Chemicals of Interest at or above the quantities and concentrations specified in the CFATS regulation list must comply with CFATS requirements. If DHS determines that a facility is high-risk, the facility must submit for approval a Site Security Plan or an Alternative Security Program that includes security measures to meet applicable risk-based performance standards established by DHS. Following approval, facilities enter into a regular cycle of compliance inspections.
An online screening process quickly determines whether your facility is considered “high-risk” by DHS, and can be found here: www.dhs.gov/chemicalsecurity
More information on CFATS can be found here.