EPA Announces that January 2017 Revised RMP Rules are Now Effective

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EPA indicates it will carefully use its enforcement discretion until new rules are in place.

February 6, 2019
Anthony B. Cavender - Gravel2Gavel

On December 3, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register notice advising the regulated community that EPA’s controversial Clean Air Act (CAA) stationary source Risk Management Program (RMP) rules are effective as of December 3, 2018 – the Final Rule: Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act (83 FR 62268). The initial package of the RMP rules was promulgated in 1996, but a series of chemical explosions prompted the development of new rules, whose process safety, third party auditing, emergency response, preparedness and information sharing provisions were designed to confront these challenges.

Mr. Cavender may be contacted at anthony.cavender@pillsburylaw.com



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