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:
- 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 2012 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.
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.
- 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.