Federal Policy, Programs, and Legislation
AGA is a primary resource for its members to stay abreast of Federal government security-related policies and initiatives. Below are some helpful resources for the Federal policies and initiatives that AGA is tracking.
The National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP): Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience outlines how government and private sector participants in the critical infrastructure community work together to manage risks and achieve security and resilience outcomes.
Support on Anti-Terrorism By Fostering Effective Technologies Act (SAFETY Act)
The SAFETY Act provides legal liability protections for providers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies, whether they are products or services. The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of effective anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Cooperation on Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Transportation Security
This Annex notes areas of mutual interest between TSA and PHMSA to ensure coordinated, consistent, and effective activities that have the potential to materially affect their respective missions. The guidelines are applicable to natural gas and hazardous liquid transmission pipelines, natural gas distribution pipelines, and liquefied natural gas facility operators.
Transportation Security Administration Pipeline Security Guidelines
This guideline was developed with the assistance of industry and government members of the Pipeline Sector and Government Coordinating Councils, industry association representatives, and other interested parties.
TSA Pipeline Smart Security Practices
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pipeline Security Smart Practice Observations is a tool for pipeline security professionals seeking concepts or ideas to improve their security program. This document is a compilation of the smart security practices that were observed by the TSA Pipeline Security Division during Corporate Security Reviews (CSRs) and Critical Facility Inspections (CFIs) of pipeline companies.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program identifies and regulates high-risk chemical facilities to ensure they have security measures in place to reduce the risks associated with these chemicals. The program uses a dynamic multi-tiered risk assessment process and requires facilities identified as high-risk to meet and maintain performance-based security standards appropriate to the facilities and the risks they pose. DHS chemical security inspectors work in all 50 states to help ensure facilities have security measures in place to meet CFATS requirements
Quadrennial Homeland Security Review
The Quadrennial Homeland Security Review outlines plans for adhering to the security mission of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
DHS Private Sector Resource Catalog
This catalog centralizes access to all DHS resources targeted for the private sector including small and large businesses, academia, trade associations, and other non-governmental organizations.
Handling Sensitive and Classified Information
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Guidance for handing sensitive information.