Latest CFATs

CFATS Reauthorization Bill Introduced in the House

June 17, 2019 Government Affairs
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) is an important program aimed at preventing chemicals from being stolen, diverted, sabotaged, or deliberately released by terrorist or other bad actors. DHS CFATS regulations were issued as a final rule in November 2007; however, DHS implements the CFATS program under a variety of short-term authorizations by Congress.

DHS Holds Explosive Precursor Chemical Stakeholder Engagement Meetings

June 4, 2019 Government Affairs
ACA encourages companies that manufactures, buys, or sells any of the DHS-listed explosive precursor chemicals to participate in the meetings because they could be affected by potential future regulatory or legislative action that would address this security issue.

DHS to Roll Out CFATS Personnel Surety Program Implementation

June 4, 2019 Government Affairs
The CFATS Personnel Surety Program implementation at all high-risk chemical facilities will be rolled out in a phased manner in order for DHS to assist facilities submitting information.

DHS Seeks Information on Chemical Security Assessment Tool to Update Burden Estimates

February 26, 2019 Government Affairs
The CSAT is an online tool that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency uses to collect information from chemical facilities to oversee the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program.

President Signs Law Reauthorizing CFATS Program for 15 Months

January 29, 2019 Government Affairs
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) is an important program aimed at preventing chemicals from being stolen, diverted, sabotaged, or deliberately released by terrorist or other bad actors. DHS CFATS regulations were issued as a final rule in November 2007; however, DHS implements the CFATS program under a variety of short-term authorizations by Congress.

House Passes 2-year CFATS Reauthorization Bill, Senate to take up Bill

January 15, 2019 Government Affairs
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) is an important program aimed at preventing chemicals from being stolen, diverted, sabotaged, or deliberately released by terrorist or other bad actors. DHS CFATS regulations were issued as a final rule in November 2007; however, DHS implements the CFATS program under a variety of short-term authorizations by Congress.

House Introduces CFATS Reauthorization Bill, Senate Bill Advances

October 9, 2018 Government Affairs
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) is an important program aimed at preventing chemicals from being stolen, diverted, sabotaged, or deliberately released by terrorist or other bad actors. DHS CFATS regulations were issued as a final rule in November 2007; however, DHS implements the CFATS program under a variety of short-term authorizations by Congress.

Senate Introduces Bill to Reauthorize CFATS program for Five Years

September 12, 2018 Government Affairs
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) is an important program aimed at preventing chemicals from being stolen, diverted, sabotaged, or deliberately released by terrorist or other bad actors. DHS CFATS regulations were issued as a final rule in November 2007; however, DHS implements the CFATS program under a variety of short-term authorizations by Congress.

Congress Considers CFATS Reauthorization

July 2, 2018 Government Affairs
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program focuses on preventing chemicals from being stolen, diverted, sabotaged or deliberately released by terrorists or other bad actors. Authorization for the current CFATS standards will sunset in January 2019.

DHS Provides Answers to Industry Questions on Chemical Security Assessment Tool

May 8, 2017 Industry News
In September, DHS launched what is known as “CSAT 2.0,” a revised CSAT (Chemical Security Assessment Tool) Top-Screen, along with a revised CSAT Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) application, and a revised CSAT Site Security Plan (SSP) application.