The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) were set by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and authorized by Congress in 2007. President Obama signed them into law on December 19, 2014. The law centers around the Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014, which was designed to protect and secure chemical facilities from the threat of terrorist strikes.
Since last fall, a new methodology for determining which facilities are high-risk has been rolled out by the DHS. All facilities that previously reported to the DHS are resubmitting their information to be processed using this streamlined, well-informed risk assessment.
Here’s what chemical facilities should know about CFATS requirements:
If you’d like more information about these standards or have questions about how your facility is impacted by them, you can contact a DISA representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.