Today the folks at the DHS Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) published a brief note on their CFATS Knowledge Center that they had added three new frequently asked questions (FAQ). An additional search of the Knowledge Center also showed that ISCD had updated the responses to thirteen previously released FAQ.
The three new FAQ’s are:
FAQ #1777 How do I determine “Need to Know” under Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI)?
FAQ #1778 The Department of Transportation (DOT), pursuant to 49 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Part 107, has granted my facility a special permit that exempts sabotage/contamination Chemicals of Interest (COI) shipments from placarding requirements of Subpart F of 49 CFR Part 172. Pursuant to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) 6 C.F.R. Part 27, is my facility still required to report its sabotage/contamination COI holdings?
FAQ #1779 A local governmental entity operates a Public Water System (PWS) consisting of two separate facilities. Facility “A” receives a Chemical of Interest (COI) above the applicable Screening Threshold Quantity (STQ), off-loads and uses some of the COI, and then repackages the unused COI and ships it for use at PWS Facility “B.” At both facilities, the COI is used exclusively to treat drinking water to enable consumption by residents of the community serviced by the PWS. Is PWS Facility “A” required to submit a Top-Screen to report the COI to DHS, or is PWS Facility “A” an excluded facility under “The Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks of 2014” Public Law 113-254 (6 U.S.C. § 621 et seq.)?
The updated FAQ’s are:
FAQ #81 How can I obtain access to the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) User Registration web site? Last updated - August 13, 2008;
FAQ #102 I have reached a page on the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) User Registration web site that states, "To continue, please enter the letters that are in the image below:" I cannot read the letters in the image and am unable to continue. Last updated - October 07, 2008;
FAQ #702 I was in the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) User Registration System and got distracted. When I returned, it had timed out; can I get back in? Last updated - August 13, 2008;
FAQ #706 I have multiple usernames. Can I get rid of the duplicates? Last updated - August 14, 2009;
FAQ #707 How do I change the name of the Authorizer/Submitter/Preparer? Last updated - August 14, 2009;
FAQ #708 I have multiple usernames. Can I get rid of the duplicates? Last updated - August 08, 2008;
FAQ #711 What are the responsibilities of a Submitter? Last updated - August 14, 2009;
FAQ #715 What guidance is there regarding the selection of an Authorizer? Last updated - August 08, 2008;
FAQ #716 What is the Notification Code and where can I find it? Last updated - August 08, 2008;
FAQ #718 How do I enter additional facilities? Last updated - August 08, 2008;
FAQ #1238 How do I comply with the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFSATS) regulation if my facility does not have Internet access? Last updated - August 14, 2008;
FAQ #1392 How do I transfer my account or reassign my user role? Last updated - October 21, 2009;
FAQ #1610 Can a consultant request a user change? Last updated - November 13, 2009