Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) 15th Anniversary


The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program is celebrating 15 years of working with high-risk facilities to enhance the security of dangerous chemicals. As part of this celebration, CISA will be releasing a series of blogs that tell the story of CFATS, from the very beginning to the continued efforts during the COVID pandemic.

Story of CFATS

How It All Began: The History and Making of the CFATS Program

The origins of the CFATS program begin shortly after the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security. Learn more about how the CFATS program was created and developed.

Building a Foundation: Appendix A

Appendix A has been instrumental to the implementation of the CFATS program by helping owners and operators understand their chemical holdings and the security issues that may come with those chemicals. Learn more about how Appendix A, a list of more than 300 chemicals of interest, was developed.

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