Frequent Questions

What Information Sharing requirements are included in the final rule?

The rule will preserve security and help enable local communities to protect themselves.  It requires facilities to share emergency planning information with LEPCs during annual coordination activities.

The rule also requires facilities to provide certain, existing chemical information to the public upon request.  The information includes: chemical hazard information, accident history, dates of past emergency response exercises, emergency response program information, and LEPC contact information.  In response to comments received regarding security concerns, the rule does not require that this information be posted on the internet.

The rule also requires all facilities to hold a public meeting for the local community within 90 days of an RMP reportable accident.  The information and level of detail shared at a public meeting is for the facility to decide.

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