Revisions to the RMP Regulations: What's Next?

EM—A look at what EM readers need to know with respect to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recently finalized revisions to its Risk Management Plan (RMP) regulations.
by Keith Gaydosh and Gary Bramble

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final rule published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017, entitled “Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs under the U.S. Clean Air Act,” is not effective until June 19 or later and is subject to significant revision by the newly appointed EPA Administrator. Some of our readers may wish to study these regulations simply for ideas in support of continuous improvement of existing Risk Management Plan (RMP)/Process Safety Management programs.

What follows in this issue of EM are four articles that focus on these EPA RMP revisions. They represent the varied perspectives of three environmental attorneys (William H. Haak, Chris K. Kahn, and Joseph P. Koncelik) and one engineer (Carol Clinton).

Members can read the full May issue of EM.