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Disclosure of CVI by Facilities to State, Local, and Tribal Agencies

Facilities may disclose Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) to officials in state, local, and tribal agencies (e.g., local county emergency managers and local police officials) who are CVI Authorized Users and have a need to know.

The determination that a state, local, or tribal official is a CVI Authorized User and has a need to know will be made by the DHS chemical facility security inspector assigned by DHS to the region in which the facility is located. The inspector will provide the public official with documentation of that determination. The facility may rely on this documentation.

Once the DHS inspector has made the determination that the public official is a CVI Authorized User with a need to know, the facility and public official should discuss (1) which CVI documents, or portions of CVI documents, the official needs to execute his responsibilities and (2) how the facility should disclose those documents (e.g., providing the official a copy of the document or arranging an onsite review). In the event of any disagreement between the facility and the public official regarding the precise CVI to be disclosed or the method of disclosure, DHS encourages the parties to refer the matter to the DHS chemical facility inspector for resolution.

To contact the DHS chemical facility security inspector assigned by DHS to your region, please contact the CSAT Help Desk at or 866-323-2957. The Help Desk is available Monday to Friday (except federal holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET).

Last Published Date: October 30, 2015

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