Including first responders when developing an emergency plan and conducting exercises establishes relationships and helps ensure that chemical facilities have appropriate security measures in place in the event of a chemical incident.
The 12th Chemical Sector Security Summit kicked off on July 16, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana brought together government and industry national security experts from all over the country to network and share best practices about chemical security.
This fact sheet lists the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) suite of security preparation and preparedness resources and programs available that may enhance facility security awareness and profile.
Any facility that possesses or plans to possess any of the chemicals of interest (COI) regulated under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) at or above a specified quantity or concentration must report their holdings to CISA.
This flyer is a resource to help facilities become aware that ammonia (anhydrous) is a DHS chemical of interest under CFATS. Any individual or facility that possesses 10,000 lb. or more or more of ammonia (anhydrous)—expected to be less than 10% water—must report their chemical holdings to DHS.
View presentations from past 2018 DHS chemical sector security events.
On August 1, 2013, the EO 13650 directed the federal government to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals to workers and communities. Under this order, DHS undertook a number of actions, including establishment of the IP Gateway.
This fact sheet explains the chemical data available to law enforcement, first responders, and other stakeholders to help with planning, incident preparedness, and response efforts to chemical incidents in their communities.