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CFATS Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) Public Listening Session

(Posted 08/27/14)


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be holding public listening sessions and webinars for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM). DHS intends for each listening session to be a public forum for the discussion of potential revisions to CFATS regulations. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to provide input on aspects of the CFATS program including, but not limited to, the general regulatory approach, treatment of non-traditional chemical facilities, clarity of terminology, Risk-Based Performance Standards, and Appendix A.





Online registration is encouraged as onsite registration will only be available as space permits. A teleconference bridge will be available for certain sessions for those unable to attend in person. Information for the teleconference bridge is provided during online registration. Registration is also available for the webinars and logistics information will be provided during the registration process. Attendance at the in-person sessions and the webinars is free.


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West Coast Locations and Dates


         September 12, 2014

WEBINAR - West Coast

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT


         September 23, 2014

Sacramento, CA

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT

Location: TBD



Submitting Comments


  • If you are interested in presenting comments during a listening session, please submit your request during the registration process. DHS requests that comments be limited to a maximum of five minutes each. In order to enable the largest possible number of listening session attendees to present comments, DHS encourages parties with similar interests to consolidate their input.



  • Written comments also may be submitted to: 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Nat'l Protection & Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection

Infrastructure Security Compliance Division

245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 0610

Arlington, VA 20528-0610


The Federal Register provides more information on the CFATS ANPRM.  Please contact cfats@hq.dhs.gov with questions about the listening session schedule.


Individuals with disabilities or in need of translation services wishing to attend a meeting should contact Mary Blackmoor at mary.blackmoor@hq.dhs.gov at least seven business days before the event. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Last Published Date: August 21, 2014

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