EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNING
RISK MANAGEMENT PLANS
PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
PREDICTING POTENTIAL IMPACTS
PROTECTING THE PUBLIC AND THE ENVIRONMENT
PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL CHEMICAL RELEASES
PREPARING PLANS FOR RESPONSE
In response, Congress established provisions in Section 112(r) of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) for the prevention of accidental chemical releases. As mandated by Section 112(r), EPA published their final regulation under Title 40 Part 68 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), titled “Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions”. In North Carolina, authority to implement this regulation was delegated to the State. The North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ) incorporated the federal regulation as amended under 15A NCAC 2D. 2100,“Risk Management Program”.
Facilities that have more than a threshold quantity of a regulated substance in a single process must develop a risk management program that includes a hazard assessment, an accident prevention program and an emergency response program. They also must submit a summary detailing these program elements to EPA called a Risk Management Plan (RMP).