Jun 20, 2011

Extension of H.R. 908, Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Act

H.R. 908 would extend through fiscal year 2018 the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) authority to regulate security at certain chemical facilities in the United States. Under this authority, which under current law is set to expire in October, DHS runs the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. Under CFATS, DHS collects and reviews information from chemical facilities in the United States to determine which facilities present a security risk. Facilities determined to present a high level of security risk are then required to develop a Site Security Plan (SSP). DHS in turn conducts inspections to validate the adequacy of a facility’s SSP and their compliance with it.  Read full (PDF) at Congressional Budget Office