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Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT)

The Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) was developed to help the Department identify facilities that meet the criteria for high-risk chemical facilities under the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). CSAT also provides the methodologies these facilities need to conduct a Top-Screen and a Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA), and develop a Site Security Plan (SSP).

CSAT is a secure web-based system. The CSAT tool can be accessed only by Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) certified individuals.

Register to Access CSAT

The Department encourages facilities to register on the CSAT website for a user identification and password if they believe they may be covered by this regulation. Once the Department validates a facility's registration, it will notify the facility how to access CSAT.

After receiving access to CSAT, facilities are provided access to the Top-Screen, which enables the Department to determine if they are initially considered a high-risk chemical facility covered by CFATS.

For facilities that are initially considered high-risk, the SVA tool will be available on CSAT.

The completed SVA allows the Department to make a final tier determination. The SSP tool will be available to final tiered high-risk facilities on CSAT. This will allow them to satisfy the additional CFATS requirements. For more information, view the CSAT User Registration User Guide.

Update CSAT Account Information

To ensure that a facility continues to receive CFATS and CSAT communications, the Department encourages individuals to log into CSAT and select the “Update My Information” link to confirm that all information is correct and up-to-date. This tool allows individuals to edit information entered during CSAT registration, and may be used to:

  • Update personal information (address, phone number, etc.)
  • Change password
  • Transfer responsibilities to another CSAT user

If you have more than one username, please remember to update the information associated with each one. For more information, view the CSAT Account Management User Guide.

Additional Resources

Last Published Date: January 12, 2016

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