Wednesday, April 20, 2016

ISCD Publishes Latest CFATS Quarterly

This morning the DHS Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) posted a note in the ‘Latest News’ section of the CFATS Knowledge Center pointing to a link to the latest issue of the CFATS Quarterly. This web publication provides updated news on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.

In this issue the following topics are addressed:

• Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Progress;
• CFATS Personnel Surety Program Implementation Update;
• 10th Annual 2016 Chemical Sector Security Summit;
• 2016 Global Chemical Safety and Security Summit; and
• Compliance Corner - What needs to be done when a facility is bought or sold?

Two interesting tidbits were included in the article on the PSP implementation. The first compliance inspection that included Terrorist Screening Data Base (TSDB) personnel vetting was conducted on January 28th, 2016. The first updated site security plan (SSP) for TSDB vetting was approved on March 4th. I would assume that the compliance inspection was an expedited approval facility that had included the TSDB vetting in their EAP-SSP in close coordination with their Chemical Security Inspector.

The notice about the 1st Global Chemical Safety and Security Summit was more than a little late as the last day of the conference is today.

NOTE: For some reason the December 2015 issue of CFATS Quarterly was not published on the CFATS Knowledge Center. On the other hand, I do not know that there actually was a December issue.

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