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Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security

Request for Information

Request for Information on Risk Management Program. The Risk Management Program (RMP) Request for Information (RFI) was published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2014. The RFI sought comment on potential revisions to EPA’s RMP regulations and related programs to modernize its regulations, guidance, and policies as required under Executive Order (EO) 13650: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security. The public comment period closed October 29, 2014. Public comments may be viewed online at Regulations.gov.

Final Progress Report

Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment. Report for the President (121 pp, 2M, about PDF)

Fact Sheet: Executive Order 12650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment (5 pp, 227K, about PDF)

Background

On August 1, 2013, the Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security directed the Federal Government to:

Fact Sheet: Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security

For more information, please see:

For questions about the Executive Order, please email the Executive Order Working Group (Eo.chemical@hq.dhs.gov).

The comment period for the EO 13650: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Listening Sessions docket (DHS-2013-0075)  closed on November 19, 2014. Comments may be viewed at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=DHS-2013-0075-0001.

Webinars on Executive Order 13650

Webinar: Introduction to Executive Order 13650. Exit EPA This pre-recorded community Webinar provides an introduction to the Executive Order (EO) 13650, highlights federal agencies involved in the EO and the primary regulations pertaining to the EO, discusses local government involvement, and community involvement. Comments from the community participants are also included.

Additional Executive Order Materials

Technical Assistance Services for Communities (TASC)
Community Webinar on Executive Order 13650: Chemical Facility Safety & Security

Executive Order Listening Sessions:
In 2013-2014, the Working Group held a dozen listening sessions, supplemented by two online Webinars. Locations for listening sessions were selected to reach as many and as diverse a stakeholder group as possible. Many listening sessions were held both during and outside of work hours to maximize stakeholder participation.

Below are the names and dates of each listening session and a link to the notes for each listening session found in www.regulations.gov.


Ammonium Nitrate Chemical Advisory
On August 30, 2013, EPA, the OSHA and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a chemical advisory that provides information on the hazards of ammonium nitrate (AN) storage, handling and management. The advisory provides lessons learned for facility owners, operators, emergency planners and first responders from recent incidents involving AN.

Chemical Advisory: Safe Storage, Handling, and Management of Ammonium Nitrate


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