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Critical Infrastructure: Chemical Security

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What's New

  • The Department of Homeland Security has revised the Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability (CVI) Information Procedures Manual and the CVI Authorized User Training. The revisions take into account feedback from the private sector and the experience gained since implementing Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) in April 2007.
  • Individuals in the private and public sectors impacted by CFATS as well as currently CVI Authorized Users are encouraged to review the changes and complete the updated training.
  • Covered facilities that have been determined to be high risk by DHS must complete and submit a Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA). All Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) Users must be CVI Authorized before being allowed to access the SVA.
  • Become a CVI Authorized User by completing the CVI Training.

Responsibility for chemical security is shared among federal, state, and local governments, as well as the private sector.

The Department of Homeland Security has issued Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards for any facility that manufactures, uses, stores, or distributes certain chemicals at or above a specified quantity.

Government and industry must work together to strengthen the security of America's chemical facilities, while not undercutting an important part of the nation's economy.

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This page was last reviewed/modified on October 31, 2008.