This afternoon the folks at DHS Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) published an updated copy of the CFATS Fact Sheet. The Fact Sheet shows the current status of the Site Security Plans in the program. It continues to show an increasing number of facilities with authorized and approved site security plans.
Just as consistently it shows a decreasing number of facilities that are covered by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. There are a number of legitimate reasons that a facility could be removed from the program, but ISCD continues its policy of not explicating the reasons for the 700+ facilities that have been removed from the program in the last year.
The third leg of the SSP compliance program, the compliance inspection results, also continues to be ignored in the CFATS Fact Sheet. The compliance inspection program determines if the facility is actually living up to its obligations outlined in the authorized and approve site security plan. This is the only real measure of whether or not a facility is secured against potential terrorist attack.