Environmental Health and Safety

Homeland Security (Appendix A) Requirement

Overview

In 2007, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). This regulation (6 CFR §27) directs the DHS to identify, assess, and ensure the effective security of chemicals at high-risk chemical facilities. Pursuant to this new legislation, the university is required to maintain a current chemical inventory of all hazardous chemicals listed on the DHS Appendix A — Chemicals of Interest (PDF).

This list contains those chemicals that have been determined by DHS to pose a potential security risk related to their release, theft, diversion, sabotage or contamination and/or chemicals that have been deemed critical to the national economy or governmental mission.

Researcher Requirement

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is developing a web-based chemical inventory database, “EHS Assistant” to aid you in the creation and management of your chemical inventory. All researchers will be required to submit and maintain a chemical inventory.

If you have any changes to your current Appendix A inventory, please notify EHS Laboratory Safety at 512-471-3511. For more information or if you have any questions regarding chemical security, please contact Dennis Nolan at 512-471-3511.