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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).
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.