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CCPS OKs NACD's SVA ASP
Originally published:  15/09/2008
The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) has deemed the US National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) Methodology for Chemical Distribution Facilities 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, while 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,” says Jennifer Gibson, NACD vice-president of government affairs. “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.”