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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

In response to the Executive Order (EO) 13650: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) improved coordination and information sharing with state and local governments, and community stakeholders to improve their access to information to plan, prepare, and respond to chemical emergencies in their communities.

Download this printer-friendly fact sheet to learn more about EPA and CISA programs and resources.

Learn more about CFATS and Executive Order 13650