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Comment Period for Proposed 'Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act' Rule Ends May 13th

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The comment period for the EPA proposed rule to amend its Risk Management Program Regulations ends May 13th, 2016.

Federal Register:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in response to Executive Order 13650, is proposing to amend its Risk Management Program regulations. The proposed revisions include several changes to the accident prevention program requirements including an additional analysis of safer technology and alternatives for the process hazard analysis for some Program 3 processes, third-party audits and incident investigation root cause analysis for Program 2 and Program 3 processes, enhancements to the emergency preparedness requirements, increased public availability of chemical hazard information, and several other changes to certain regulatory definitions and data elements submitted in risk management plans. These proposed amendments seek to improve chemical process safety, assist local emergency authorities in planning for and responding to accidents, and improve public awareness of chemical hazards at regulated sources.

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