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.
CFATS legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by the President.
CFATS regulations issued to carry out the legislation enacted by Congress.
CFATS rules carried out in line with procedure prescribed by the CFATS laws and regulations.
Enforcement actions DHS can issue to a chemical facility found to be in violation of CFATS.
DHS places the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) notices in the Federal Register to provide public notice and/or seek comment on proposed rules and other information.
Advisory Opinions help clarify CFATS rules, whenever appropriate, and in the interest of effective administration of the CFATS program.