DHS Re-Evaluates Tier Rankings within CFATS Program

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) reports that on Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducted a conference call with industry representatives to discuss technical issues with the Risk Assessment methodology used for establishing Tier Rankings in the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.  There was a correction made to the methodology that resulted in a re-evaluation of 360 facilities with final Tier Rankings.  These facilities were originally tiered based on Sabotage or Release-Toxic concerns.  There will be no change for 100 facilities, a reduction in Tier Ranking to another 150, and 100 facilities will drop/tier out of the CFATS program.  If your facility was initially placed in one of the four tier structures by DHS, there is a chance your facility may drop out or lower on the tier structure.  Contact Kevin if you have any questions regarding the CFATS regulations or tier structure.