Security Assessment & Planning

Effective Security Assessment and Planning to Keep Your Facility Safe & Compliant

In 2007, the US Department of Homeland Security established a final rule that imposed federal security regulations for facilities that store or manufacture highly hazardous chemicals, known as the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard, or CFATS. In 2014, the President signed into law the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 (the CFATS Act of 2014), which not only added new provisions, but also re-codified and reauthorized the the existing CFATS program for another four years.

The CFATS program is designed to identify and regulate facilities that store or manufacture highly hazardous chemicals to ensure they have the necessary security measures in place to reduce the associated risks of these chemicals. This regulation requires facilities to prepare Security Vulnerability Assessments and, dependent on the facility risks, develop and implement Site Security Plans that address identified vulnerabilities. Facilities must submit a Chemical Security Assessment Tool Top Screen (CSAT) if chemicals identified in “Appendix A Chemicals of Interest List” are stored in threshold quantities.

Assero Resources can assist your facility in the determination of rule applicability for your facility and in preparing a Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) in conjunction with preparing required documents and programs to meet the regulation requirements.

Upon completion and submission to the Security Vulnerability Assessment, the Department of Homeland Security will evaluate your facility for a Tier level. Assero will then assist your team in developing, submitting, and implementing a Site Security Plan. We will assist our clients in working through the detailed inspections from DHS upon completion of the program.