EPA Delays Risk Management Program Regulations

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to delay the effective date of the Risk Management Program (RMP) rule until February 2019. The EPA stated: “This action would allow the Agency time to consider petitions for reconsideration of this final rule and take further regulatory action, which could include proposing and finalizing a rule to revise the Risk Management Program amendments.”

The RMP rule requires facilities using hazardous chemicals to develop a Risk Management Plan and to submit it to the EPA every five years. The rule requires facilities to have a program to address three areas:

  1. Hazard assessment
  2. Prevention program
  3. Emergency response program

IWLA is submitting a statement for the record in support of this delay. To learn more about the RMP click here. To see a copy of the notice click here.

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