Department of Homeland Security CFATS Program

The Department of Homeland Security identifies and regulates high-risk chemical facilities through the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. The CFATS program prevents the misuse of certain Chemicals of Interest (COI) at America’s high-risk chemical facilities for use in a terrorist act on the homeland through the systematic regulation, inspection, and enforcement of chemical infrastructure security requirements.


Any facility (including colleges and universities) which has a chemical listed in Appendix A, at or above screening threshold quantity, must report it to DHS. There are over 300 chemicals in Appendix A, which can be viewed at


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Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Overview

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Information for Colleges and Universities

Protect Your Laboratory Chemicals from Use in a Terrorist Attack