CISA Adds Additional Occupations to its Advisory List of Critical Infrastructure Workers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an additional guidance document, featuring an updated advisory list of critical infrastructure workers. These are mainly minor changes and expansions on the roles covered. The state is evaluating these changes, but have not made a determination yet if they will be incorporated into the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Order. 

Energy
• Workers supporting the energy sector, regardless of the energy source (including but not limited to nuclear,
fossil, hydroelectric, or renewable), segment of the system, or infrastructure the worker is involved in, or who are
needed to monitor, operate, engineer, and maintain the reliability, safety, environmental health, and physical
and cyber security of the energy system.
• Energy/commodity trading/scheduling/marketing functions, who can't perform their duties remotely.
• IT and OT technology for essential energy sector operations including support workers, customer service
operations; energy management systems, control systems, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition SCADA
systems, and energy sector entity data centers; cyber security engineers; and cyber security risk management.
• Workers supporting the energy sector through renewable energy infrastructure (including, but not limited to
wind, solar, biomass, hydrogen, ocean, geothermal, and/or hydroelectric), including those supporting
construction, manufacturing, transportation, permitting, operation/maintenance, monitoring, and logistics.
• Workers and security staff involved in nuclear re-fueling operations.
• Providing services related to energy sector fuels (including, but not limited, petroleum (crude oil), natural
gas, propane, natural gas liquids, other liquid fuels, nuclear, and coal), supporting the mining, processing,
manufacturing, construction, logistics, transportation, permitting, operation/maintenance, security, waste
disposal and storage, and monitoring of support for resources.
• Environmental remediation/monitoring, limited to immediate critical needs technicians.
• Manufacturing and distribution of equipment, supplies, and parts necessary to maintain production, maintenance,
restoration, and service at energy sector facilities (across all energy sector segments).

Petroleum industry:
• Workers for onshore and offshore petroleum drilling operations; platform and drilling construction and
maintenance; transportation (including helicopter operations), maritime transportation, supply, and dredging
operations; maritime navigation; well stimulation, intervention, monitoring, automation and control, extraction,
production; processing; waste disposal, and maintenance, construction, and operations.
• Workers for crude oil, petroleum and petroleum product storage and transportation, including pipeline,
marine transport, terminals, rail transport, storage facilities and racks and road transport for use as end-use fuels such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, and heating fuels or feed stocks for chemical
manufacturing.
• Petroleum and petroleum product security operations center employees and workers who support
maintenance and emergency response services.
• Petroleum and petroleum product operations control rooms/centers and refinery facilities.
• Retail fuel centers such as gas stations and truck stops, and the distribution systems that support them.
• Supporting new and existing construction projects, including, but not limited to, pipeline construction.

Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids (NGL), Propane, and other liquid fuels
• Workers who support onshore and offshore drilling operations, platform and drilling construction and
maintenance; transportation (including helicopter operations); maritime transportation, supply, and dredging
operations; maritime navigation; natural gas and natural gas liquid production, processing, extraction, storage
and transportation; well intervention, monitoring, automation and control; waste disposal, and maintenance,
construction, and operations.
• Transmission and distribution pipeline workers, including compressor stations and any other required,
operations maintenance, construction, and support for natural gas, natural gas liquid, propane, and other
liquid fuels.
• Natural gas, propane, natural gas liquids, and other liquid fuel processing plants, including construction, maintenance, and
support operations.
• Natural gas processing plants workers, and those that deal with natural gas liquids.
• Workers who staff natural gas, propane, natural gas liquids, and other liquid fuel security operations centers,
operations dispatch and control rooms/centers, and emergency response and customer emergencies (including
leak calls)operations.
• Drilling, production, processing, refining, and transporting natural gas for use as end-use fuels, feed stocks for chemical manufacturing, or use in electricity generation.
• Dispatch and control rooms and emergency response and customer emergencies, including propane
leak calls.
• Propane gas service maintenance and restoration, including call centers.
• Propane, natural gas liquids, and other liquid fuel distribution centers.
• Propane gas storage, transmission, and distribution centers.
• Supporting new and existing construction projects, including, but not limited to, pipeline construction.
• Ethanol and bio fuel production, refining, and distribution.
• Workers in fuel sectors (including, but not limited to nuclear, coal, and gas types and liquid fuels)
supporting the mining, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, permitting, operation/maintenance, and
monitoring of support for resources.

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