Friday, April 26, 2013

DHS Updates Chemical Security Web Page

This afternoon the folks at DHS Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) updated the Critical Infrastructure – Chemical Security web page. The old page had a link to information on reporting security concerns. The new page has the following contact information right on the page:

• CFATS Chemical Facility Security Tip Line: 877-394-4347
• National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC): 202-282-9201

Calls to the Tip Line should “involve the CFATS regulation at your facility or another facility”. In light of the recent news about the failure of the West Fertilizer facility to file a Top Screen, one would expect that failure of a facility to complete a Top Screen would be something that ISCD would like to hear about.

The DHS NICC should be contacted if “a potential security incident has already occurred”. Security emergencies or in progress terrorist attacks should be reported to 911 or your local FBI field office.

The only other changes on the pager are some minor changes to the wording describing the Ammonium Nitrate Security Program that makes it clearer that the program is still under development.

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