California Risk Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Risk Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Accidental Release and Risk Management Program: 40 CFR 68

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California accidental release prevention program (CalARP): California Health and Safety Code (CH & SC) 25500 to 25543.3, and regulations at 19 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 2735.1 to 2785.1

Applicability: 19 CCR 2735.4

State-only substances: 19 CCR 2770.5

External analysis: 19 CCR 2745.6(l) and 19 CCR 2745.7(q)

RMP review process: 19 CCR 2745.2

Covered process modifications: 19 CCR 2745.11

Reclassifying process levels: CH & SC 25534 and 19 CCR 2745.1

Regulatory Agencies

Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) Hazardous Materials Unit

Certified unified program agencies (CUPA)

Administering agencies (AA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. California has adopted the federal Risk Management Program (RMP) (40 CFR 68) and added more-stringent state requirements, including a list of state-only regulated chemicals and additional requirements for accidental releases due to seismic activity. See the Table for a list of state-only listed chemicals. Facilities required to submit anRMP are required to follow the federal procedures, submit an RMP to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and submit a copy with any additional state-required material to the local administering agencies (AA).

Administration and enforcement. OES is responsible for developing regulations and for seeking EPA delegation. The agency responsible for administering and enforcing the program is the named AA for the region, typically the local CUPA, fire, health, environmental health, or emergency service office. For a list ...

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