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Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) Public Listening Session

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be holding public listening sessions and webinars for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM). DHS intends for each listening session to be a public forum for the discussion of potential revisions to CFATS regulations. Those in attendance will have 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. 


Online registration is encouraged as onsite registration will only be available as space permits. A teleconference bridge will be available for certain sessions for those unable to attend in person. Information for the teleconference bridge is provided during online registration. Registration is also available for the webinars and logistics information will be provided during the registration process. Attendance at the in-person sessions and the webinars is free.

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Locations and Dates

September 4, 2014
Arlington, VA (Crystal City)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
2451 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

September 9, 2014
Houston, TX

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CDT
Emergency Management Coordinator
Harris county Department of Education
Center for Safe and Secure Schools
6300 Irvington Boulevard
Houston, TX 77022

September 12, 2014
WEBINAR - West Coast

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT

September 16, 2014
Atlanta, GA

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Exhibit Hall
Forest Park Farmers Market
16 Forest Way
Forest Park, GA 30297

September 23, 2014
Sacramento, CA

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT
UC Davis Center Sacremento
Conference Room B
1130 K Street, Suite LL22
Sacramento, CA 95814

September 26, 2014
WEBINAR - East Coast

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT

October 2, 2014
Chicago, IL

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT
536 Federal Building
101 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605

October 7, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Montgomery County Public Safety Office and Fire Academy Auditorium
1175 Conshohocken Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Submitting Comments

  • If you are interested in presenting comments during a listening session, please submit your request during the registration process. DHS requests that comments be limited to a maximum of five minutes each. In order to enable the largest possible number of listening session attendees to present comments, DHS encourages parties with similar interests to consolidate their input.
  • Comments may be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at
  • Written comments also may be submitted to:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate
Office of Infrastructure Protection, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division
245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 0610
Arlington, VA 20528-0610

The Federal Register provides more information on the CFATS ANPRM. Please contact with questions about the listening session schedule.

Individuals with disabilities or in need of translation services wishing to attend a meeting should contact Mary Blackmoor at at least seven business days before the event. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Last Published Date: September 16, 2014
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