(113c) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Implementation at Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company

Skelton, D., Eastman Chemical Company
On June 8, 2007 the US Department of Homeland Security enacted a set of security regulations to govern the chemical facilities considered a high risk for terrorist attack, including major utility operations, universities, refineries, and chemical manufacturers such as Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN. The scope of CFATS was somewhat vague originally and resulted in an outcry for greater specificity. It resulted in a cottage industry of consultants offering services to aid those blanketed by CFATS mandate to achieve and maintain compliance. This paper will outline the methods employed by Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN to comply with CFATS requirements and protect its assets from terrorist attack.