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DHS/OS RIN: 1601-AA48 Publication ID: Fall 2007 
Title: ●Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards; Third-Party Auditors 
Abstract: The Department will propose standards for the use of third-party auditors to conduct audits and inspections under its Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism standards found in 6 CFR Part 27. The Department will provide details about its proposed use of third-party auditors and will identify those tiers of facilities for which it will use third-party auditors. The Department will also propose standards and requirements for third-party auditors; the Department will consider issues such as the certification, qualifications, independence, objectivity, training, confidentiality, ethical obligations, and conflicts of interest issues of third-party auditors. In addition, the Department will consider the issue of who will pay for third-party auditors. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 6 CFR 27   
Legal Authority: Sec 550 of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007, PL 109-295 (October 4, 2006)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2008    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dennis Deziel
Infrastructure Security Compliance Division
Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528
Phone:703 235-5263
Email: dennis.deziel@dhs.gov