Prepping for DHS's Review of Site Security Plans

Roberts, Steven E.
January 2010
Chemical Week;1/18/2010, Vol. 172 Issue 2, p32
Trade Publication
This article discusses the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) role in the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. It notes that over 2,000 chemical facilities have already been assigned by DHS to one of four final risk-tiers. As part of the program, chemical facilities must complete a Site Security Plan (SSP). It questions how DHS will review the SSP and what compliance means in relation to the CFATS program. It also points out the failure of the DHS to provide a vision of its SSP review and adjudication process.


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