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Risk Management and Chemical Accident Prevention

Under the authority of section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act, the Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions require facilities that produce, handle, process, distribute, or store certain chemicals to develop a Risk Management Program, prepare a Risk Management Plan (RMP), and submit the RMP to EPA. Covered facilities were initially required to comply with the rule in 1999, and the rule has been amended on several occasions since then, most recently in 2004.

RMP Preparation and Submission

Preparing a Risk Management Plan

Please consult the following sources, in addition to the RMP rule, before preparing your plan:

Submitting a Risk Management Plan

On March 13, 2009, EPA provided new software called RMP*eSubmit for facilities to use for online RMP reporting. EPA asks that all facilities use this new method to submit RMPs to improve data quality and to enable you to access your RMP 24 hours day, 7 days a week.

After you have prepared your plan using RMP*eSubmit, you may also re-submit, correct, or withdraw an RMP.
Facilities submitting Confidential Business Information (CBI) and Trade Secrets cannot use RMP*eSubmit at this time. Please contact the RMP Reporting Center for submission options.

RMP Information Access and Address Change for Reporting Center

EPA published a new address for the RMP Reporting Center (PDF) (160 pp, 9.2MB, about PDF) and an authorization for a new contractor to access RMP Information (74 FR 46591).


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