Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) were issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on April 9, 2007. CFATS was the result of Congress' directive to, "...identify, assess, and ensure effective security at high-risk chemical facilities."

These new regulations will require affected facilities to conduct security vulnerability assessments (SVA) and then design and implement site security plans (SSP) that meet the risk based performance standards (RBPS) defined by the agency.

Full CFATS Certification

Meridian's management team was certified as authorized users of Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) in February 2008. This certification is awarded by DHS to those individuals who have been trained and successfully tested on working with sensitive site security information.

We are currently working with several energy companies to design risk mitigation strategies for anticipated high (Tier 1) to low (Tier 4) facilities and would be delighted to speak with you about your specific needs.

DHS Standards Guidelines

To assist high-risk chemical facilities subject to CFATS in selecting and implementing appropriate protective measures and practices to meet the applicable Risk Based Performance Standards Guidance (RBPS), DHS's Infrastructure Security Compliance Division has developed this Risk-Based Performance Standards Guidance Document (Guidance). This Guidance provides DHS's interpretations of the level of performance facilities in each of the risk-based tiers created by CFATS should strive to achieve under each RBPS.
Download the RBPS Guidelines

There are several important elements of the RBPS guidelines that Meridian can address, such as:

  • Additional barriers at vehicle access points and around critical process units to control traffic and increase standoff distances
  • Extend physical protection of vulnerable points, including off-site critical facilities
  • Minimize the number of gates in use
  • Parking restrictions
  • Reinforced barriers at remote or unused gates
  • Lock down the control center to deny access to unauthorized personnel

Contact Meridian

Speak with a Meridian representative to explore ways to mitigate risk, provide additional security and reduce your organization's ongoing maintenance and support costs...

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Meridian Locations

Contact a Meridian sales or support representative at (323) 282-7836.

Western United States

1330 Factory Place #202
Los Angeles CA 90013
(323) 282-7836

DUNS and Certifications

U.S. CCR Certification (06/19/07)
DUNS: 800201159

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