(security) Acronym for the U.S. Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards. A set of standards established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that imposes comprehensive federal security regulations for high-risk chemical facilities.
This rule establishes risk-based performance standards for the security of the country’s chemical facilities. It requires covered chemical facilities to prepare Security Vulnerability Assessments, which identify facility security vulnerabilities, and to develop and implement Site Security Plans, which include measures that satisfy the identified risk-based performance standards.
It also allows certain covered chemical facilities, in specified circumstances, to submit Alternate Security Programs in lieu of a Security Vulnerability Assessment, Site Security Plan, or both. For details, go to: www.dhs.gov/files/laws/gc_1166796969417.shtm.