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.
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Personnel Surety Program (PSP) Toolkit is a list of resources to assist CFATS-regulated facilities with updating their security plans to include measures that comply with the fourth type of check under Risk-Based Performance Standards (RBPS) 12. RBPS 12(iv)—screening for terrorist ties—is implemented through the CFATS Personnel Surety Program. These resources are voluntary tools that can be tailored to your specific facility and needs.