Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Aluminum Powder Flyer

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

This flyer is a resource to ensure facilities are aware that aluminum (powder) is a chemical of interest (COI) under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. Any individual or facility that possesses 100 lb or more of aluminum (powder)—which includes flakes, shavings, paste, and some aluminum alloys—must report their chemical holdings to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Please download, print, and distribute this flyer as a resource to increase awareness of the reporting requirements under the CFATS program.

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