In an effort to enhance the security of chemical facilities in the United States, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) will support the newly established Chemical Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC). The Chemical Sector ISAC will be operated by the Chemical Transportation Emergency Center (Chemtrec), ACC’s emergency response communications center.
The ISAC communication network will allow the NIPC to quickly exchange and analyze critical threat and incident information with the chemical industry. Additionally, the ISAC will provide chemical and related transportation facilities with timely information about possible threats so that increased security and other preemptive measures can be initiated. The NIPC is a multi-agency based at the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Washington DC.