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Voluntary Chemical Security Programs

If your company or organization does not fall under CFATS, the Chemical Sector-Specific Agency (SSA) works with security partners voluntarily to increase chemical facility security.

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Report a possible security concern involving the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulation.

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Critical Infrastructure: Chemical Security

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For Tier 4 facilities, the deadline for submission of the Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA), or for an Alternative Security Program (ASP) in lieu of an SVA, for your facility has been extended from December 31, 2008, to January 12, 2009.

If you have already submitted your SVA or ASP, you do not need to take any further action at this time. If you have any questions regarding submission of the SVA or ASP for your facility, please contact the CSAT Help Desk at csat@dhs.gov or 1-866-323-2957. New - December 17, 2008

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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