On December 21, 2016, EPA finalized amendments to the Risk Management Program rule as required under Executive Order 13650. EPA has submitted it for official publication in the Federal Register. An internet version is currently available from EPA along with FAQs.
#amendment #EPA On August 17, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court issued its decision vacating a June 2017 EPA rulemaking. For more information, please see: Risk Management Plan (RMP) Delay Rule Vacatur.
On May 17, 2018, EPA's Administrator signed a proposed rule requesting public comment on several proposed changes to the final RMP Amendments issued on January 13, 2017. For more information, please see: Proposed Risk Management Program (RMP) Reconsideration Rule.
Final Amendments Overview EPA has finalized amendments to the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements for Risk Management Programs 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. EO 13650 directs the federal government to carry out a number of tasks intended to prevent chemical incidents, such as the explosion in West, Texas on April 17, 2013. The amendments are intended to:
ure LEPCs (Local Emergency Planning Committees), local emergency response officials, and the public can access information in a user-friendly format to help them understand the risks at RMP facilities and better prepare for emergencies.