Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security

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CFATS Announcement

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

Executive Order (EO) 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security directs the federal government to:

  • Improve operational coordination with state, local, and tribal partners
  • Enhance federal agency coordination and information sharing
  • Modernize policies, regulations, and standards
  • Work with stakeholders to identify best practices

To accomplish these goals, the EO established a federal interagency working group—lead by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Labor (DOL), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—to oversee chemical facility safety and security. This report highlights the efforts of this working group to improve chemical facility safety and security and provides a plan for moving forward.

For more information on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) work on chemical security and the EO, visit the CFATS and EO webpage.

CFATS and Executive Order 13650 webpage