DHS Draft List of Target Criteria for the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Certification Program
October 12, 2008 3:27 PM
On October 1, 2008, DHS circulated a draft list of target criteria selection of standards for the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation & Certification Program. These target criteria do not represent the proposed "standard" rather they are a draft set of criteria which could be used by the DHS designated officer to determine whether a recommended standard is "appropriate" for the Certification Program (i.e., whether it promotes private sector preparedness). DHS welcomes private sector input on this list via:
Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Program
FEMA National Preparedness Directorate
500 C Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20472
DHS will soon post a notice to the Federal Register which will outline details of the Program, including: targeted criteria to select preparedness standards; additional existing standards; and, best practices, standards, and approaches for small businesses preparedness certification. Input will again be solicited, in particular from the private sector, from organizations who wish to serve as certifying bodies and from organizations who develop related standards. Click here for the announcement on the draft list of Program target criteria.