Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

The Department of Homeland Security has issued Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards for any facility that manufactures, uses, stores, or distributes certain chemicals above a specified quantity. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) manages the CFATS program to reduce the risk that certain hazardous chemicals are weaponized by terrorists.

Facilities and individuals who possess or plan to possess any of the Chemicals of Interest (COI) at or above the listed screening threshold quantity (STQ) must report their inventory to CISA for review. CISA uses that information to make recommendations about necessary security plans.

Where does CFATS apply?

Environmental Health & Safety, departments, and individuals working with Chemicals of Interest should follow CFATS.

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