Today the DHS Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) updated the responses to six frequently asked question (FAQ) responses on the CFATS Knowledge Center. The changes to these responses were non-consequential; ISCD simply removed language referring to two manuals that were made obsolete by the change to CSAT 2.0 that was made last October.
No notice of the changes was provided on the CFATS Knowledge Center page.
The FAQ responses that were updated were:
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?
FAQ #1610 Can a consultant request a user change?
The two manuals that are no longer part of the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) that are not mentioned in the updated FAQ responses are:
NOTE: The links to the two old manuals were still good as of the writing of this post.
Since the two old manuals have been included in the CSAT 2.0 program upgrade, it is certainly logical that references to the two manuals have been removed. What I do not understand is why the response updates did not refer to the new CSAT 2.0 manual that did address these issues; the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) 2.0 Portal User Manual.
While the old method of just providing a link to the relevant manual was not really helpful, ISCD could be helpful if they provided a link to the manual and a section reference where the information could be found.