Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Security Vulnerability Assessments - Extension of Deadline

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the deadline for submission of the Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA), or for an Alternative Security Program (ASP) in lieu of an SVA, for "Tier 4" facilities. The deadline has been extended to Jan. 12, 2009.

In 2008 DHS assigned preliminary tier levels to chemical facilities considered a high security risk, ranging from highest risk at Tier 1 to lowest risk at Tier 4. Tier 4 facilities must perform and submit an SVA, but also have the option of submitting an ASP in lieu of an SVA. The deadline for this submittal is for Tier 4 facilities only. If a facility has already submitted its SVA or ASP, it does not need to take any further action at this time.

For further information contact Caltha LLP at
Caltha LLP Website

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