Earlier this year, the DHS temporarily suspended the requirement to submit Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Top-Screens and Security Vulnerability Assessments (SVA) in order to allow for a phased rollout of the new Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT 2.0) surveys and enhanced risk-tiering methodology. On October 1, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reinstated the requirement to submit Top-Screens. Chemical facilities of interest that have not previously submitted a Top-Screen, but which have come into possession of reportable amounts of chemicals of interest (COI), must submit a Top-Screen within 60 days.
Please see the following links for more information on CFATS and Top-Screen.
- CFATS – https://www.dhs.gov/chemical-facility-anti-terrorism-standards
- Top-Screen – https://www.dhs.gov/csat-top-screen
In addition, facilities of interest may find the following webinars helpful:
“Security Vulnerability Assessments: Contra Costa County and Other Applications”, presented on October 29, 2016. The recording may be viewed at http://rmpcorp.com/other-topics.
“Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program Overview and Reinstated Top-Screen Requirements (November 29, 2016 Deadline)”, scheduled for November 1, 2016 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time. You may register to attend by emailing Producer@RMPCorp.com, or giving us a call at 877/532-0806.
Please note that the deadline to submit a Top Screen Requirement is November 29, 2016. Please feel free to contact us for additional information or assistance submitting a Top-Screen.