The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is currently addressing changes to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. DHS recently held webinars on its new Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) 2.0. These webinars were recorded and are available online, here.
CSAT 2.0 is expected to significantly improve a facility’s experience when submitting surveys and dramatically decrease the burden on facilities. Additionally, it will collect the data necessary to process facilities through an improved tiering methodology, which is also being deployed this fall.
In addition, DHS is planning CSAT 2.0 presentations in several cities across the country. These presentations will provide in-person opportunities to learn more about CSAT 2.0 and provide answers to your questions. The DHS presentations will provide a demonstration of the revised CSAT portal user interface and the streamlined Top-Screen, Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA), and Site Security Plan (SSP) surveys being released this fall.
Information on dates and locations for these presentations will be available soon online, athttps://www.dhs.gov/cfats-tiering-methodology.