Legislative Updates Updated December 12, 2014  

Security

Please click on the link to view the FBI indicators of suspicious behavior related to the purchase of explosive precursor material.
 

Ammonium Nitrate Regulations

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in order to implement the Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate Act of 2007.  DHS has established a 120 day comment period which ends on December 1, 2011.  This new regulation will require sellers and purchasers of ammonium nitrate to:
 
1.  Acquire a registration number from DHS in order to sell, transfer, and/or purchase ammonium  
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FBI Asks Industry To Keep Our Eyes Open 2

  • New customer who is not from local area.
  • Refusing to provide address where fertilizer will be used or delivered.  
  • Acting nervous or impatient.
  • Possessing little knowledge of crops, soil composition, field size, application...More

New Agribusiness Security Tax Credit

View the IFCA Regulatory Alert regarding claiming a tax credit on your federal income tax for certain security investments at your agrichemical facility.  Locks on ammonia nurse tanks is just one example.  Click on the documents below for more information and to download the IRS tax form. 

 
 341_1.pdf (34.79KB)
 341_2.pdf (21.6KB)
 341_3.pdf (209.15KB)
 Tax Guide on How to Claim Exemption (44.43KB)

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) FAQ

Click on this link to download a FAQ sheet regarding the new TWIC requirements. 
 257_1.pdf (39.42KB)

TWIC Poster

This poster contains information for shippers of hazardous materials entering river terminals regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA). 
 256_1.pdf (849.62KB)

TWIC Information

TWIC or Transportation Worker Identification Credential is a new identification system required by people entering secure areas at our nations ports.  This may include barge terminals that offload dry or liquid fertilizer and anhydrous ammonia.  Click on this pdf file to get information regarding how and where to apply for a TWIC.

 
 192_1.pdf (854.66KB)

All facilities that register and submit Top-Screen information to DHS must also complete Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) training.  This consists of an an online training module which takes approximately twenty minutes to complete.  Click on this link to access the CVI training module, complete the training and print a certificate of completion. 

How To Comply With Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

 
 150_1.pdf (6.48MB)

Security Vulnerability Assessment Program

 
 143_1.pdf (33.38KB)

USDOT Security Plan Requirement

 

Official HAZMAT Endorsement Instructions & Fingerprint Locations

 
 110_1.pdf (17.57KB)