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Industry Gets Reprieve on ‘Burdensome’ RMP Amendment

Industry Gets Reprieve on ‘Burdensome’ RMP Amendment

Chemical facilities and other industries were given a reprieve last month on complying with the amendment to the Obama-era federal Risk Management Program (RMP) requirements requiring additional public notice, reporting, accident prevention and emergency response planning obligations for facilities that use or store certain high-risk substances. The 20-month extension means … Read more »

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Deadly Fertilizer Plant Blast Was Criminal. What Does This Mean for Chemical EHS Rules?

A fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas that killed 15 people in 2013 was a criminal act, according to authorities. How will this finding affect the EPA’s Risk Management Program and other chemical safety and management rules that resulted from the deadly blast?

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EPA Proposes Chemical Safety Rule Changes

The EPA is proposing changes to its chemical safety rules that will require companies in three industries — paper manufacturing, petroleum and coal products, and chemical manufacturing — to assess whether safer technologies and chemicals are feasible. The proposed changes to the Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations would require some … Read more »