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April 26, 2010


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From CFATS to security threats. Site Security Plans to disaster preparedness. We blog about security in the chemical plant. Brought to you by ChemicalProcessing.com and sponsored by ADT. Chemical Security Action Blog for the latest in an ongoing conversation. Check it out.


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Special CFATS E-News

CFATS – Not Just for Chemical and Petrochemical Facilities

The name CFATS (Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards) can be misleading.  It sounds like regulations specifically for the chemical and petrochemical industries and invokes images of large imposing plants pumping out huge quantities of chemicals.  But a closer look at the standards shows that CFATS was passed by Congress as part of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act in 2007 ... Read more >>

CFATS and Congress – Where Chemical Security Legislation Stands Today

In late 2006, Congress passed the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007.  Among other things, Congress directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to regulate chemical facilities that present "high levels of security risk."  Unlike purely prescriptive regulations, however, Congress required DHS to utilize performance standards...Read more >>

SAFETY Act – Not All Designations and Certifications are Created Equal

Congress passed the SAFETY Act as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002.  Technically, SAFETY stands for Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies.  It was passed in an effort to ensure the development of effective technologies to fight terrorism would not be stunted by the threat of crippling law suits seen after 9/11 ... Read more >>

Everybody Has a Need to Know the Basics of CVI

When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) in early 2007, it devised a new form of "sensitive but unclassified information," called Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI). CFATS establishes specific types of information that is CVI, such as Security Vulnerability Assessments, Site Security Plans (SSPs)... Read more >>