EPA is proposing changes to a final rule, the Risk Management Program (RMP) Amendments (82 FR 4594, January 13, 2017) to better address potential security risks and reasonable consideration of costs. The proposed changes are intended to promote better emergency planning and public information about accidents and maintain the trend of fewer significant accidents involving chemicals regulated under the RMP rule.
The proposal reflects issues raised in three petitions for reconsideration of the RMP Amendments as well as other revisions the EPA identified in its review of that rule.
The proposed rule was signed on May 17, 2018. A public hearing is scheduled for June 14, 2018, and the proposed rule has a 60-day comment period.
A summary of the proposed rule is available from the EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management.
To read the entire proposed rule from the Federal Register, click here.