The U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has required that any facility having over a threshold quantity of any of a list of 324 chemicals to register with DHS. The list of chemicals is much larger than other federal or California hazardous chemical lists. The threshold quantities are also different from the federal and state lists. Because of the sensitivity of the information collected, all submissions to DHS must be kept as classified documents and only those individuals that have been approved by DHS may access the completed forms and information. The first step for a facility is to complete and submit a CSAT Top Screen form for DHS to review. After review, DHS will assign the facility to a risk tier and may ask the facility to complete a Security and Vulnerability Analysis and a Site Security Plan if the facility falls into a high risk tier. The initial submission date for all covered facilities was January 20, 2008. Updates for all facilities will be required on a 2 or 3 year schedule depending on the risk tier assigned by DHS.
Condor can assist you in registration with the Department of Homeland Security and in development of a Security and Vulnerability Analysis and Site Security Plan if your facility is requested by Homeland Security to prepare the additional documents. Condor personnel are authorized by DHS for handling of the classified materials involved.