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 Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) is an online portal that houses the surveys and applications facilities must submit to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to determine which facilities are considered high-risk under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). These surveys and applications include the Top-Screen survey, Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA), Site Security Plan (SSP), and Personnel Surety Program (PSP).
Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT)
Learn more about CSAT, including the Top-Screen survey and submission tips and the SVA and SSP documentation.
If you need any technical assistance, please call the CSAT Help Desk at 866-323-2957 Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) or email CSAT@dhs.gov.