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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.