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Risk Management Plan (RMP Rule)

On June 20, 1999 over 64,000 facilities nationwide were required to submit an initial summary for a Risk Management Plan with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The plan pertains to any regulated substance which exceeds a threshold quantity (TQs) as per the federal list (Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 68.130). Once submitted, EPA can use the data to measure a facilities on-going compliance success and set further priorities if need be. Therefore, the continued management and maintenance of the plan are as important as the initial documentation and content submitted to EPA.

The plan's intent is to prevent serious chemical accidents that could affect the environment, public health and improve the response to accidents that do occur. If the facilities have quantities exceeding Threshold Quantities (TQs) a risk management plan must be initiated. Therefore, the following issues must be addressed and disclosed in your plan:

  • Determination of which requirements apply to your operations
  • Implementation of safe business practices to identify hazards and manage risks,
  • Analysis of worst-case releases,
  • Document a five (5) year history of serious accidents,
  • Coordinate with local emergency responders, and
  • Proper filing of the RMP with EPA

If an accidental chemical release from your operations could affect the public, a more specific prevention program must be developed. It should include identification of hazards, written operating procedures, training, maintenance, and accident investigations. If your employees respond to accidental releases, you must also implement an emergency response program.

EnviroAnalysis, Inc. and its professional associates can help determine your level of compliance needs. Our approach begins with a review and evaluation of the rule applicability for your particular circumstances followed by required hazard analysis to determine program applicability for your specific circumstances. Subsequently, we will conduct evaluations of the plan and emergency response program. After completion of these evaluations we would prepare your Risk Management Plan. Preceding implementation, EnviroAnalysis can provide timely, cost-effective plan maintenance audits. For businesses in California, please view EnviroAnalysis's California Release Prevention Program below.

Clean Air Act Section 112(r): Prevention of Accidental Releases Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 68


California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP)

Any business in California which has more than a threshold quantity of a regulated substance in process must have implemented and submited a Risk Management Plan (RMP) to a designated local state government agency since June 21, 1999. Regulated substances are those chemicals either on the Federal list (Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 68.130) or the current California State List.

Note: Any business which has submitted a California Risk Management and Prevention Program (RMPP) should continue to implement that program until the new CalARP is submitted. A new business must meet the requirements to submit a Risk Management Plan (RMP) prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.

It is the intent of the program to prevent any serious chemical accidents that could affect public health, the environment and improve the response to accidents that do occur. If your facilities have quantities exceeding Threshold Quantities (TQs), a risk management plan must be initiated. Therefore, the following issues must be addressed and disclosed in your submitted plan:

  • Determination of which requirements apply to your operations,
  • Implementation of sage business practices to identify hazards and manage risks,
  • Analysis of worst-case releases,
  • Document of five (5) year history of serious accidents,
  • Coordinate with local emergency responders, and
  • Proper filing of the plan with state authorities

If an accidental chemical release from your operations could affect the public, a more specific prevention program must be developed. It should include identification of hazards, written operating procedures, training, maintenance, and accident investigations. If your employees respond to accidental releases, you must also implement an emergency response program.

EnviroAnalysis, Inc. and its professional associates can help determine your level of compliance needs. Our approach begins with a review and evaluation of the rule applicability for your particular circumstances proceeded by the required hazard analysis to determine program applicability. Subsequently, we will conduct evaluations of the status of your process hazard analysis program, current release prevention program and emergency response program. After these evaluations EnviroAnalysis would prepare your Risk Management Plan. Upon implementation, EnviroAnalysis can further provide timely, cost-effective, maintenance audits. For businesses outside of California please review our Risk Management Plan (RMP Rule) directory.

California Health & Safety Code [Article 2, Sections 2553-25543.3, Chapter 6.95]

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