Thursday, October 8, 2015

DHS Updates CFATS Web Site

Today the folks at DHS Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) updated the Critical Infrastructure: Chemical Security web site. This web site is essentially the web site for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. The most obvious change was to provide a link to the October 2015 CFATS Fact Sheet that I discussed yesterday. Additionally ISCD updated almost every page with links on this site.

For most of the pages the updates were mostly cosmetic; bringing a unified format to the pages and adding links to provide more depth to the discussion. There were some significant changes (typically providing more information) made to the following pages:

There was one page that was putatively included in today’s update but still remains woefully out of date. That is the Chemical Security Laws and Regulations page. While the ‘date published’ was changed at the bottom of the page, the page still does not include any reference or link to the current statute authorizing the CFATS program; the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 (PL 113-254). This is the second time that this page has been “updated” this year without including mention of the new authorization statute.

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