In order for TIER 4 sites to meet the US Department of Homeland Security Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulation, companies must either use the CCPS SVA methodology or an SVA methodology that is attested by CCPS to meet the design criteria set forth in the CCPS SVA Guideline Book "Guidelines for Analyzing and Managing the Security Vulnerabilities of Fixed Chemical Sites."
CCPS will audit security vulnerability assessment (SVA) methodologies developed by private companies and trade associations upon request for a nominal fee, based on the time required to complete the evaluation and resolve any gaps. Companies wishing to submit their SVA to CCPS are encouraged to first conduct a self-audit against the CCPS design criteria, which are described in Appendix A of "Guidelines for Analyzing and Managing the Security Vulnerabilities of Fixed Chemical Sites." This will reduce the time CCPS needs for the evaluation, making it easier to obtain a prompt response. For more information or to submit a SVA method for audit, contact us.
Publicly Available SVA Methodologies that meet the CCPS SVA Criteria
API/NPRA SVA (for petroleum and petrochemical sites)
SOCMA SVA (manual must be used)
National Paint and Coatings Association SVA (for Paint and coating sites)
Company-Specific SVA Methodologies that meet the CCPS SVA Criteria
Air Products and Chemical SVA
Asmark SVA (For Ag Chemical Distributors)
Marathon Ashland Petroleum
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