Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule
On August 30, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued a Chemical Advisory (PDF) (19 pp, 242K, about PDF) that provides information on the hazards associated with solid ammonium nitrate storage, handling and management.
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.
- Preparing a Risk Management Plan
- Submitting a Risk Management Plan
- Accessing and Reviewing RMP Information
- RMP Information Access and Address Change for Reporting Center
- Interim Guidance: Involvement of EPA Employees and Employee Representatives in CAA Section 112(r) On-site Compliance Evaluations
- For More Information
Please consult the following sources, in addition to the RMP rule, before preparing your plan:
- Risk Management Program Policy and Guidance - EPA provides several guidance documents to help facilities understand and comply with the RMP rule.
- 40 CFR 68.130 (Full Text) - A full list of chemicals regulated under the RMP rules.
- Title III Consolidated List of Lists - October 2006 Version - The Consolidated List of Chemicals Subject to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act helps facilities determine whether they will be subject to the Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions.
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.
- RMP Comp - This electronic tool performs the off-site consequence analysis required under the Risk Management Program
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 may be accessed via the Federal Reading Rooms:
- Federal Reading Rooms are open and available to the public to review RMP information.
Interim Guidance for EPA Employees and Employee Representatives in CAA Section 112(r) On-site Compliance Evaluations
EPA staff who are conducting on-site compliance evaluations at RMP facilities should offer facility employees and employee representatives the opportunity to participate in any such evaluations. The Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) have issued updated guidance to implement this CAA section 112(r) statutory requirement.
- Search frequently asked questions or submit your own question
- Risk Management Program Policy and Guidance
- Risk Management Program Fact Sheets
- Superfund, TRI, EPCRA, RMP & Oil Information Center - The Information Center can also answer questions related to Clean Air Act section 112(r) and RMP reporting requirements.
- RMP Reporting Center - The Reporting Center can answer questions about software or installation problems.