Chemical Sector Resources

Several different pamphlets and books on a tableThis page has a listing of Chemical Sector resources. View the fact sheet listing Chemical Sector Voluntary Programs.

For more information on other critical infrastructure resources, such as active shooter preparedness, Hometown Security, business continuity, or bomb prevention, please visit the Critical Infrastructure Resources webpage.

Chemical Sector Publications

The Chemical Sector Publications page includes the Sector Awareness Guide, best practices guides, tabletop exercises, Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security, and more.

Chemical Sector Security Events

DHS sponsors and participates in events throughout the year for chemical facility owners and operators, stakeholders, industry, law enforcement, first responders, and the community to collaborate and learn about chemical security.

These events provide a forum for attendees to learn about:

  • Voluntary and regulatory programs
  • Planning, preparing and responding for incidents
  •  Improving data management
  • Sharing analysis, best practices, and lessons learned

Visit the Chemical Sector Security Summit page to view keynote speeches and other Summit highlights.

Visit the Chemical Sector Regional Events page to view past events and presentations.

Chemical Sector Training

The Chemical Sector Training page includes a listing of Chemical Sector training, including seminars and exercises.

Chemical Sector: NIPP in Action Video

Watch the Chemical Sector: NIPP in Action video.

Chemical Security Analysis Center

DHS established the Chemical Security Analysis Center (CSAC) to assess and identify vulnerabilities and respond to potential chemical threats and hazards to the homeland.

Jack Rabbit II Project

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chemical Security Analysis Center (CSAC) is leading the Jack Rabbit II project, a series of large-scale outdoor chlorine release trials conducted with a collaborative team of partners from government, industry, and academia.

Homeland Security Information Network – Critical Infrastructure

The Homeland Security Information Network – Critical Infrastructure (HSIN-CI) allows Chemical Sector partners from both the private and public sector to efficiently communicate, coordinate, and share information on a single platform.

HSIN-CI User Benefits

  • Access Chemical Sector material through HSIN-CI Chemical Portal
  • Maintain situational awareness about Chemical Sector highlighted content
  • Find Chemical Sector content more easily using the improved search and filtering tools
  • Access custom views to find documents by popular topic, knowledge area, source, and product type
  • View multiple RSS feeds to get the latest information on chemical security topics

HSIN-CI Chemical Portal Features

  • Rotating spotlight on various Chemical Sector resources
  • Search by popular topics
  • Enhanced document library
  • Collection of chemical resources
  • Ability to give feedback to Chemical Sector staff
  • Alerts and incident bulletins posted regularly

How do I gain access to HSIN-CI?

Interested individuals should contact, with a request for nomination that includes a name, company, and email address. Email addresses must match the company name. Email addresses from public ISPs, such as AOL, Google Mail, or Yahoo, will not be accepted. Once nominated, registrants will receive an electronic link to an application for completion.

Suspicious Activity Reporting Tool

This tool is a standardized means by which critical infrastructure partners can report suspicious or unusual activities to the government via sector sites on the Homeland Security Information Network - Critical Infrastructure.

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories’ (SNL) International Chemical Threat Reduction (ICTR) Program advances U.S. and international threat reduction and counter terrorism goals by promoting safe, secure, and responsible use of chemicals across the globe.

Chemical Risk Management Self-Assessment Model

The Chemical Risk Management Self-Assessment Model (Chem-SAM) is a voluntary chemical risk management tool developed by Sandia National Laboratories’ International Chemical Threat Reduction Department, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. Chem-SAM, designed for small and medium chemical facilities and laboratories, allows security officers and managers to evaluate security risks, support risk management decision-making, and provide better risk communication in chemical facilities by providing an assessment method that is standardized, systematic, and replicable. This resource can be found on the HSIN-CI Chemical Portal (log-in required, see the Resources page for HSIN-CI access requirements).

Contact Information

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