The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized amendments to the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements for Risk Management Plans under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7). The amendments aim to modernize EPA's RMP regulations as required under Executive Order (EO) 13650.
The amendments intend to:
The amendments are in response to Executive Order (EO) 13650: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security, issued August 1, 2013 by President Obama following several catastrophic chemical facility incidents in the U.S.
The final rule was signed by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on December 21st, 2016 and is awaiting publication in the Federal Register.To find out more about this topic, click here.