Frequent Questions

Why are changes to the RMP rule necessary? What are the impacts from accidents at RMP facilities?

While numerous chemical plants are operating safely, in the last 10 years, RMP data show that there have been more than 1,517 reportable accidents, 473 of which had offsite impacts.  The reportable accidents were responsible for 58 deaths, 17,099 people were injured or sought medical treatment, almost 500,000 people evacuated or sheltered-in-place, and over $2 billion in property damages.

EPA’s changes to the RMP rule will help protect local first responders, community members and employees from death or injury due to chemical facility accidents.

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