Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT)

Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT)

The Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) is an online portal that houses the surveys facilities must submit so the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can determine which facilities are considered high-risk under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).

CSAT houses surveys and applications for the Top-Screen, Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA), Site Security Plan (SSP) and Personnel Surety Program (PSP).

In September 2016, CSAT 2.0 was released in conjunction with the CFATS enhanced tiering methodology to improve integration between surveys and to more appropriately identify and tier high-risk chemical facilities. CSAT 2.0 consists of the revised and streamlined Top-Screen, SVA, and SSP surveys. 

Visit the CSAT SSP Revisions webpage to learn more about the CSAT 2.0 updates to the SVA and SSP surveys.

Register to Access CSAT

CSAT is a secure web-based system that can only be accessed by Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) certified individuals. After completing CVI training, facilities should register for a user identification and password on the CSAT website. The Department will validate a facility's registration and notify the facility on how to access CSAT.

Facilities can then login to CSAT to complete the Top-Screen survey. The information a facility submits in the Top-Screen is used by the Department to determine if they are considered a high-risk chemical facility covered by CFATS.

If a facility is considered high-risk, the SVA and SSP surveys will unlock in their CSAT account.

Submit a Top-Screen in CSAT 2.0

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

Note: If you have more than one username, please remember to update the information associated with each one.

Additional Resources

Contact Information

Visit the CFATS Knowledge Center for an online repository of FAQs, articles, and the latest news related to the CFATS program.

If you have additional questions, please call the CFATS Help Desk at 866-323-2957 Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET).

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