BNA Posts HFB Insights on Risk Management Program Changes

By: Michael K. Reer

On March 21, 2017, Bloomberg BNA published “EPA Changes to the Risk Management Program,” an HFB article discussing recent amendments to EPA’s risk management regulations. The amendments to the risk management program have the potential to affect a wide array of industries, including midstream oil and gas facilities, chemical manufacturers and wholesalers, food and beverage manufacturers, petroleum wholesalers, utilities, warehouses, and certain local government entities (such as wastewater treatment plants).

The regulations are scheduled to take effect June 19, 2017.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

EPA Publishes Risk Management Rule


On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published “Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act,” a final rule amending EPA’s Risk Management Program regulations at 40 CFR part 68, in the Federal Register.  Specifically, the final rule makes several revisions and additions to the Risk Management Program accident prevention program requirements, emergency response requirements, and requirements applicable to the public availability of certain chemical hazard information. The final rule becomes effective March 14, 2017.


Law 360 has published “EPA Finalizes Revisions to Risk Management Program Regulations,” a Harris, Finley & Bogle article examining the final rulemaking.  A copy of the article is available here.  

Friday, January 13, 2017

EPA Finalizes Revisions to Risk Management Program


On December 21, 2016, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy signed “Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act,” a final rule amending EPA’s Risk Management Program regulations at 40 CFR part 68. Specifically, the final rule makes several revisions and additions to the Risk Management Program accident prevention program requirements, emergency response requirements, and requirements applicable to the public availability of certain chemical hazard information. The final rule becomes effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

EPA estimates that the finalized rule will cost at least $131.2 million annually and that the amended regulations could affect approximately 12,500 total facilities, including over: 4,500 chemical manufacturers and wholesalers; 4,200 petroleum wholesalers; 320 petroleum and coal products manufacturers; 220 utilities; and 200 oil and gas extraction facilities.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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