Monday, June 1, 2020

ISCD Publishes Hydrogen Peroxide Fact Sheet

Today the CISA Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) updated the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Knowledge Center page. Old news items were dropped and one new one added and a link was provided to a new chemical flyer.

News Update

Today’s news update was old news; the announcement that the 2020 Chemical Sector Security Summit was canceled was posted with today’s date. That announcement was made early last month on the CSSS web page.

Interestingly, the COVID-19 notices that were published in late March in the news section have been removed.  The link to the .PDF document announced in that notice still works. That explained that ISCD was suspending inspections but still expected facilities to maintain their security programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. As far as I can tell, those conditions still stand.

New Chemical Flyer

In the ‘Fact Sheets and Flyers’ section of the Knowledge Center, ISCD has added a link for a ‘Hydrogen Peroxide’ flyer. This one page .PDF document is in the same general format as the other three chemical specific flyers published on the CFATS Resources web page and the ‘Hydrogen Peroxide’ flyer was also added to that page today.  The four chemicals listed to date are frequently found in facilities that are not considered to be traditional chemical facilities.

I suspect that ISCD is using this flyer as part of their outreach program to contact all facilities that may have DHS chemicals of interest (COI) in excess of the screening threshold quantity (STQ) that would require the facility to submit a Top Screen. That report would provide ISCD with the information necessary to determine if a facility were at high-risk of terrorist attack and thus be covered by the CFATS program.

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