Request a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Compliance Assistance Visit
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.
CISA offers Compliance Assistance Visits (CAVs) to Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) covered facilities and chemical facilities of interest for a variety of reasons, including assistance with determining chemicals of interest (COI) reporting requirements, submitting a Top-Screen, developing a Site Security Plan (SSP), editing an SSP based on a change in security posture or tiering, or assistance with complying with any other part of the CFATS regulation.
To request a CAV, please email the following information to CFATS@hq.dhs.gov. CISA will review and respond within approximately two weeks of receiving the request.
- Point of contact name and preferred method of contact (e.g., phone number, email address).
- Facility ID.
- Company name.
- Specific CFATS-related issue(s) of particular interest to the facility.
- Preferred location for the CAV. Please specify if a CAV will be held at the headquarters of a corporation with multiple CFATS-covered facilities.
- Proposed date and time for the CAV.