Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC)

The Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) is one of 18 critical infrastructure committees that were established under the protection afforded by the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC).  The purpose of the CSCC is to facilitate effective coordination between federal infrastructure protection programs with the infrastructure protection activities of the private sector and of state, local, territorial and tribal governments.  Pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002, the Council helps to facilitate strategic planning and effective discussion of critical infrastructure issues and to provide appropriate protection for sensitive critical infrastructure information while also observing appropriate public disclosure procedures for the Council.

The Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) consists of chemical industry trade associations and owner/operators who are committed to enhancing the physical and cybersecurity of the sector.  The Department of Homeland Security, other federal agencies and other critical infrastructure sectors recognize the Council as a focal point for activities relating to chemical sector security.  Among the Council's goals are helping the federal government understand the sector's security priorities, coordinating policy decisions with the government and representing the sector in discussions with other infrastructure sectors and government agencies.

The following trade associations are current members of the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council:

  • Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA)
  • American Coatings Association (ACA)
  • American Chemistry Council (ACC)
  • Chemical Producers and Distributors Association (CPDA)
  • Compressed Gas Association (CGA)
  • CropLife America
  • International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA)
  • Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME)
  • International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR)
  • National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)
  • National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA)
  • Society of Chemical Manufactures & Affiliates (SOCMA)
  • The Chlorine Institute (CI)
  • The Fertilizer Institute (TFI)