Today ISCD had a promising update on the CFATS Knowledge Center web page. They removed the “Helpful Tips for Completing a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS) Site Security Plan” document from the ‘Documentation’ section of the web page (it is still available as of this writing at: http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/ip-cfats-ssp-preparation-tips.pdf). They note in the ‘Latest News’ section of the page that the document is being updated “updated to reflect lessons learned from the SSP Interim Review process. A revised version will be re-posted at a later date”.
This is encouraging news. I think that it would probably be helpful if there were some substantive changes made to the SSP submission tool at the same time, but that is probably too much to ask for.