Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Resources
As of July 28, 2023, Congress has allowed the statutory authority for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program (6 CFR Part 27) to expire.
Therefore, CISA cannot enforce compliance with the CFATS regulations at this time. This means that CISA will not require facilities to report their chemicals of interest or submit any information in CSAT, perform inspections, or provide CFATS compliance assistance, amongst other activities. CISA can no longer require facilities to implement their CFATS Site Security Plan or CFATS Alternative Security Program.
CISA encourages facilities to maintain security measures. CISA’s voluntary ChemLock resources are available on the ChemLock webpages.
If CFATS is reauthorized, CISA will follow up with facilities in the future. To reach us, please contact CFATS@hq.dhs.gov.
This resource page provides Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) tools, guides, and outreach materials.
Visit the CFATS Knowledge Center for an online repository of FAQs, articles, and the latest news.
Fact Sheets and Flyers
These fact sheets go over different processes in the CFATS regulatory program.
These fact sheets provide information on the CFATS program for law enforcement and first responders.
These fact sheets provide an overview of how the CFATS program interacts with a variety of industries.
The CFATS RBPS resources will help high-risk chemical facilities develop security plans that will comply with the CFATS regulation.
These are flyers for certain COI listed in Appendix A of the CFATS regulation. Facilities and individuals can use these flyers to increase awareness of CFATS regulatory reporting requirements.
The CFATS PSP Toolkit is a list of resources to help CFATS-covered facilities comply with the fourth type of background check under RBPS 12.
These are several CFATS resources in Spanish to help facilities and individuals understand the CFATS program and how to report a CFATS violation.
These are several guidance and policy documents for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.
CISA issues advisory opinions to help clarify CFATS rules, whenever appropriate, and in the interest of effective administration of the CFATS program.
These are the resources and manuals to help facilities and individuals understand and use CSAT.
These are resources for CVI, which is the information protection regime administered under the CFATS regulation to ensure information chemical facilities provide to CISA is protected from public disclosure and misuse.