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According to the Department of Homeland Security, "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD), administers the CFATS program by working with facilities to ensure they have security measures in place to reduce the risks associated with certain hazardous chemicals, and prevent them from being exploited in a terrorist attack."
Under the 2006 law establishing the CFATS program, chemical facilities possessing more than a threshold amount of specific explosive, toxic, or other "chemicals of interest" have been required to complete a "top screen" notifying DHS that they possess such chemicals on site.
The 113th Congress has held oversight hearings on CFATS
"We recognize that we have to comply with CFATS and are prepared to do so, but we need to know how much it will cost and when those costs will be incurred.
The current CFATS regulations take an inappropriately broad look at campuses, treating an entire campus as a single entity.
For one, water treatment and port facilities are exempt from CFATS altogether, so some of the nation's largest chemical facilities are not subject to as rigorous standards as they could be.
The revised law, the Chemical Facilities Antiterrorism Act of 2009, will fine tune the regulations and make CFATS rules permanent.
These chemicals and others covered by CFATS are "possessed" on site by many pharmaceutical companies.
MRR equals: CFAT.sub.o + CFAT.sub.o for the coming year - CFAT.sub.s for the current year) current CFAT.sub.s.
Under the 2006 law establishing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program (which was recently reauthorized for a four-year term by the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014), chemical facilities that have more than a threshold amount of specific explosive, toxic, or other "chemicals of interest" are required to complete a "top screen" notifying DHS that they possess such chemicals on site.
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program (CFATS); and (2)
The crop protection chemicals industry works closely with the Department of Homeland Security to address concerns around chemical site security through implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) rule.
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