ChemLock Exercises and Drills


ChemLock wordmark and icon. Icon is a lock with a shield; within the shield is a beaker containing chemicals.Do you have a plan in place on how to handle a security scenario concerning your chemicals? If not, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) ChemLock program can help you develop a security plan.

If you do have a plan in place, CISA’s ChemLock exercises can help you test that plan. CISA offers CISA Tabletop Exercise Packages (CTEPs), drills, and general materials to help facilities conduct exercises that are tailored specifically for chemical security.

Chemical Security Exercise Scenarios

ChemLock exercises and drills are tailored specifically for chemical security. The CTEPs are no-cost to download and include the scenario-specific situation manual, planner handbook, facilitator/evaluator handbook, and assorted forms and templates. Scenarios include:

CISA also a variety of general exercises and drills:

Requesting an Exercise or Drill

Facilities can also request CISA expertise in facilitating a live tailored tabletop exercise. To request a live exercise or drill, please fill out the ChemLock Services Request Form.

CISA will initiate several short planning meetings with the requestor to determine the best fit for the facility. Live exercises can run between 2 to 6 hours depending on the complexity and needs of a facility.

After the exercise or drill is complete, CISA will help the facility develop an after-action summary to help facilities evaluate the effectiveness of the security measures tested during the exercise or drill.

ChemLock Contact Information

To request a live exercise or drill, please fill out the ChemLock Services Request Form.

For more information or questions, please email ChemLock@cisa.dhs.gov.

NOTE: Participation in any portion of CISA’s ChemLock program does not replace any reporting or compliance requirements under CISA’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulation (6 CFR part 27). Some ChemLock activities may fulfill CFATS requirements, depending on your specific security plan. Contact local CISA Chemical Security personnel or visit the CFATS webpage to learn more about CFATS regulatory requirements.

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