On January 13, 2017, EPA finalized amendments (82 FR 4594) to the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements for Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7). The amendments were intended to modify:
- accident prevention program elements ;
- emergency preparedness requirements ;
- and provisions related to sharing information with the public and local emergency planners/responders.
What is the effective date of these amendments?
The 2017 RMP Amendments became effective on September 21, 2018 per a mandate issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. On December 3, 2018, EPA published a final rule (83 FR 62268) that directed the Office of the Federal Register to incorporate the RMP Amendments into the Code of Federal Regulations.