• Clock Starts for Compliance With the New Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
  • November 29, 2007 | Author: Heather M. Corken
  • Law Firm: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Houston Office
  • On November 20, 2007, the final Appendix A to the new Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards ("CFATS") was published in the Federal Register, triggering the 60-day deadline for regulated chemical facilities to submit the required "Top-Screen" questionnaire to the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"). Because the applicability of the standards to a facility is triggered primarily by the possession of Appendix A chemicals at or above the listed threshold quantities, it is critical that companies review Appendix A carefully.