The document “Patient Decontamination in a Mass Chemical Exposure Incident: National Planning Guidance for Communities” provides non-binding recommendations for first responders dealing with mass chemical exposure incidents.
The Department of Homeland Security offers a wide array of free tools and resources to government and private sector partners to enable the critical infrastructure security and resilience mission.
The National Strategy for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Standards lays out the federal vision and goals to achieve a comprehensive structure for coordination, establishment, and implementation of CBRNE equipment standards by 2020.
Critical infrastructure vulnerability assessments are the foundation of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan’s risk-based implementation of protective programs designed to prevent, deter, and mitigate the risk of a terrorist attack while enabling timely, efficient response and restoration in an all-hazards post-event situation.
The Department continues to strengthen security at the Nation’s high-risk chemical facilities through the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. The CFATS program identifies and regulates high-risk chemical facilities to ensure they have security measures in place to reduce the risks associated with these chemicals.
Section 550 of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 provided the Department of Homeland Security with authority to promulgate "interim final regulations" for the security of certain chemical facilities in the United States. This notice seeks comments.