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 https://www.dhs.gov/publication/cfats-coi-list.
For additional information on CFATS, please visit https://www.dhs.gov/chemical-facility-anti-terrorism-standards. Questions about the program can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.