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The Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007, Section 550, gave the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)particular regulatoryauthority and responsibility for ensuring that high-risk chemical...

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The Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007, Section 550, gave the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)particular regulatoryauthority and responsibility for ensuring that high-risk chemical facilities sufficiently mitigate their security vulnerabilities from a terrorist attack. To meet this responsibility, theDHScreated theChemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards(CFATS). These standards dictate that high-risk chemical facilities must comply with 18 risk-based performance standards (RBPSs) in their Site Security Plan (SSP).

  • Bullock, J. A., Haddow, G. D.,&Coppola, D. P XXXXXXXXXXIntroduction to homeland security: Principles of all-hazards risk management(5thed.). Waltham,MA: Elsevier.

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (2009).Risk-based performance standards guidance: Chemical facility anti-terrorism standards.(Links to an external site.)[PDF file size 2.0 MB] Retrieved fromhttp://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/chemsec_cfats_riskbased_performance_standards.pdf

After reviewing the, lectures, and readings above, selectoneof the 18 risk-based performance standards (RBPSs) in theDHS'sRisk-Based Performance Standards Guidance: Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standardsresource to address the following question:

  • Describe your selection indetail andexplain why you think your selection may be the optimal choice for mitigating a terrorist attack on a high-risk chemical facility.

Please referenceand cite your readingsand viewings in support of your responses.

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Sumita Mitra answered on Aug 03 2021
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Chemical Facility Anti-Te
orism Standards:
Out of the 18 risk based performance standards(RBPSs), I would select the RBPS 1 only because that for me is the bottom line of all other standards because we should always have a concept of elimination of waste and unwanted stuff form the chemical facility to stay safe and help mitigate a possible te
orist attack.
RBPS 1- Restrict Area Perimeter:
This means that there is high security and supervision both manually and by technology to restrict entry of authorised are rather unwanted persons in the secured zone. The purpose of this RBPS is...
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