This afternoon the DHS Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) added a new frequently asked question (FAQ) to the CFATS Knowledge Center. The new FAQ (# 1770) relates to the relationship between the Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) program and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
FAQ # 1770 asks: “Can Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) be released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?”
The answer makes clear that CVI protected information may not be released under either the Federal FOIA nor any similar State or local laws. It also provides a link to the CVI Handbook for further clarification of the rules concerning the protection of CVI.