CFATS Laws and Regulations

These are the statutes, regulations, and notices regarding the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulatory program.

Authorized by Congress through the DHS Appropriations Act of 2007, CFATS uses a dynamic multi-tiered risk assessment process to identify chemical facilities that are high risk. Facilities determined to be high-risk are assigned a tier and are required to meet and maintain certain performance-based security standards appropriate to the chemicals of interest these facilities possess and the risks they pose. The Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 (“CFATS Act of 2014”), re-codified and reauthorized the CFATS program for four years.

Last Published Date: August 23, 2018

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