|Under Section 112(r) of the Federal Clean Air Act, certain facilities are required to have a risk management program and submit a summary of that program called a Risk Management Plan (RMP). Facilities are affected depending upon the types and quantities of chemicals used, stored, or produced. The RMP must outline the potential risks associated with facilities’ processes and the measures being taken for the safe handling of the chemicals involved.
RMP information is submitted to EPA and then made available for review by those who may be interested. Members of the community, including those who must respond to a chemical release or emergency, other local government authorities, and citizens, are encouraged to review the RMP information. By reviewing and commenting on facility RMPs, stakeholders will help ensure that programs provide needed levels of safety, prevention, and preparedness against chemical accidents.