Press Release Summary:
Revised version of NACD Security Vulnerability Assessment Methodology for Chemical Distribution Facilities is consistent with Center for Chemical Process Safety criteria when applied to chemical distribution facilities. Under Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act, facilities assigned to preliminary risk Tiers 1, 2, and 3 must use on-line DHS SVA tool. Tier 4 facilities can submit different SVA as alternative security plan, but it must meet CCPS criteria to be accepted by DHS.
Original Press Release:
NACD Security Vulnerability Assessment Methodology is Consistent with Center for Chemical Process Safety Criteria
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) is pleased to announce that the Association has received a letter from the Center for Chemical Process Safety stating that a newly-revised version of the NACD Security Vulnerability Assessment Methodology for Chemical Distribution Facilities is consistent with CCPS criteria when applied to chemical distribution facilities.
Under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act, facilities assigned to preliminary risk Tiers 1, 2, and 3 must use the on-line Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SVA tool. Facilities assigned to Tier 4 have the option of submitting a different SVA as an alternative security plan (ASP). One of the key criteria for DHS acceptance of an ASP is that it meets CCPS criteria. "We are pleased to have developed a security vulnerability assessment methodology specifically for chemical distribution facilities and to have received notice from the CCPS that it meets their criteria. NACD distributor members who have been assigned to Tier 4 now have an alternative to the DHS SVA, which the government estimates could take 250 hours to complete," said NACD Vice President of Government Affairs Jennifer Gibson.
NACD was the first chemical trade association to approve new security measures as part of its management program, the Responsible Distribution ProcessSM (RDP). NACD members have invested millions of dollars and substantial resources to safeguard their facilities and the transportation of their products.
NACD and its nearly 250 members have established themselves as leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of the Responsible Distribution Process (RDP), established in 1991 as a condition of membership in NACD. Incorporated as a condition of membership in January 1999, NACD members undergo third-party on-site RDPV - RDP Verification. For additional information, visit NACD's Web site - www.nacd.com