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Critical Infrastructure: Chemical Security

The Department's implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), published April 2007, entered its third stage with the launch of the secure, on-line CSAT Site Security Plan (SSP) tool. Only facilities that submitted Security Vulnerability Assessments and were subsequently notified in writing by the Department they have been determined to be high-risk have access via CSAT to complete and submit the CSAT Site Security Plan (SSP).

Cover of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards

Responsibility for chemical security is shared among federal, state, and local governments, as well as the private sector.

The Department of Homeland Security has issued Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards for any facility that manufactures, uses, stores, or distributes certain chemicals at or above a specified quantity.

Government and industry must work together to strengthen the security of America's chemical facilities, while not undercutting an important part of the nation's economy.


Last Published Date: September 8, 2014
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