Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Resubmit Top-Screen Fact Sheet

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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

Any CFATS-covered facility that makes changes or modifications to its facility’s operations, chemicals of interest (COI) holdings, and/or site may be required to resubmit a Top-Screen using the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) 2.0—even if they already submitted a Top-Screen—as these changes may alter their tier.

Download this printer-friendly fact sheet for an overview of the changes that require resubmitting a Top-Screen and the timeframes the changes must be reported within.