The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has published a 60-day “information collection request” regarding the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards – also known as CFATS – and its “Personnel Surety Program” provision, which calls for a four-part background check for unescorted visitor access to sensitive or restricted areas within the facility
The CFATS program is especially important to “high-risk chemical facilities” that belong to one of the four CFATS tiers will have to implement the program.
The DHS says the program will affect approximately 192,000 people and cost about $4.7 million to operate and maintain.
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