Regulatory Update: DHS withdraws Personnel Surety Proposal, testifies at House hearing
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn its Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Personal Surety Program. DHS developed the PSP as a way to implement CFATS Risk Based Performance Standard 12. The PSP would have required each CFATS-regulated facility to submit to DHS personally-identifying information regarding individuals seeking access to restricted areas and critical assets at the facility. DHS would then arrange for these individuals to be checked against the Federal Bureau of Investigation's classified Terrorist Screening Database. Since DHS first proposed the PSP, industry has raised concerns that the program was too prescriptive and duplicative of other established credentialing methods.
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