What's New with RMP

FEDERAL RMP UPDATES

IMPORTANT NEWS: RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN DATA ELEMENTS AND UPDATE RULE IS FINAL

This rule change requires facilities to submit new information in the RMP submittal sent to EPA. It also has more frequent update requirements for this new information than previously required. The link below will bring you to the proposed rule changes.

All RMPs are still sent to EPA. See the EPA link here,http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2003/July/Day-31/a19281.htm to review the rule changes. Highlights are as Follows:

  • If you have a RMP accident 6 mo. to report - must meet RMP accident definition
  • A change in emergency contact info. 30 days to report correction, not full update
  • Executive summary  remove OCA inforamtion
  • A change in E-mail address - correction, not full update
  • New data element for nature of submission  revision, correction, adm., de-registration
  • Name of RMP preparer if other than facility
  • There will be a new version of RMP Submit to download and use to accommodate the new requirements.

Please note: RMP submission requirements changed in 2005. The rule change as outlined above if final. For current EPA information on the rule change please open this link http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/rmp/rmp_mail.htm

A comprehensive outline of how to comply with these rule changes can be found here

1) RMP rule Updates

 

2) RMP*Comp

 

3) LEPC Interests

 

 

STATE UPDATES

1) LEPC Information

  • List of Louisiana LEPCs now on DEQ Chemical Accident Prevention web page (5/02)

2) Question and Answer Page

3) Rule Updates (4/99)

  • Governor Foster signed ACT 839 (Senate Bill 345) which exempts Liquefied Petroleum Gas facilities who are inspected or permitted by the LP Gas Commission from DEQ's Chemical Accident Prevention Program (exemption does not apply to Ammonia facilities). Facilities may still be required to comply with the Federal Risk Management Program (40 CFR Part 68).

4)Louisiana Facilities Registered in CAPP

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