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Chemical Sector Council Partners

The Chemical Sector has a strong history of working in partnership with both the private and public sector to develop industry practices tha build a culture of safety and security. DHS serves as a liaison between the private sector, through the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (SCC), and the public sector, through the Chemical Government Coordinating Council (GCC).

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Chemical Sector Partnerships

Chemical Sector owners and operators have a strong history of working in partnership to develop industry practices that build a culture of safety and security. Read more on how partnerships are enhancing security and resilience in the Chemical Sector.

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Chemical Sector Regulatory Authorities

The majority of Chemical Sector assets are privately owned and operated. However, the highest-risk assets are regulated for security through several different regulatory programs.


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RDP's capabilities represent the breadth of services provided by each office within the RDP Group and are the distinct functional elements performed to achieve the RDP goal. Each capability illustrates the cross-cutting functions of the RDP offices.

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Infrastructure Security Compliance Division

The Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) is a division within the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) of the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). The Infrastructure Security Compliance Division is responsible for implementing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), the nation’s program to regulate security at high-risk chemical facilities, and a proposed Ammonium Nitrate Security Program.

Emergency Services Sector

Emergency Services Sector

The Department of Homeland Security is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Emergency Services Sector. A system of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery elements, the Emergency Services Sector represents the nation's first line of defense in the prevention and mitigation of risk from terrorist attacks, man-made incidents, and natural disasters.


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