The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) held public listening sessions across the country as well as two webinars for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM). DHS intended for each listening session to be a public forum for the discussion of potential revisions to CFATS regulations. Those who attended had the opportunity to provide input on aspects of the CFATS program including, but not limited to, the general regulatory approach, treatment of non-traditional chemical facilities, clarity of terminology, Risk-Based Performance Standards, and Appendix A.
The public also had the opportunity to provide comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal and by mail. The comment period was opened on August 18, 2014, and closed October 17, 2014. Comments submitted by the public may be viewed at regulations.gov.