Securing the Chemical Sector


An Implementation Overview of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (6CFR§27)

  • Charles I. Colley, Inspector
  • 23 pages
  • For Official Use Only
  • October 23, 2007

Of the 3 major areas of activity; this briefing focuses on Field Operations:

  • Development of the Regulation and supporting tools, rules, guidelines, etc.;
  • Development of an organizational/program structure to include Field
  • Operations that can implement the Regulation; and
  • Development of administrative structures that are necessary to support the regulatory environment established within the sector.

The organizational structure leverages existing DHS capabilities including FPS, USCG, and S&T capabilities.

  • FPS personnel and expertise comprise the core of the Inspections & Enforcement Branch (I&EB).
  • The regulatory structure will strike a costeffective balance between rigorous adherence to security principles and limiting the financial and operations burden placed on owner/operators.

Safety Considerations OutWeigh Security.

Risk Transference.




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