Washington Risk Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington Risk Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Accidental release and Risk Management Program: 40 CFR 68

Regulatory Agencies
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Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Air Quality Program

Local air pollution control authorities

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Washington has not taken delegation of the risk management program. Facilities required to develop a risk management program and submit a risk management plan (RMP) should follow the federal program. For more information, see the national section RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

For Title V sources required to develop an RMP, the requirements of the plan will be included in the facility's Title V operating permit as applicable requirements. Such sources are responsible for certifying compliance with the requirements of the risk management program as part of the annual Title V operating permit compliance certification. For more information, see the national section TITLE V.

Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 10 implements the risk management program throughout Washington. WDOE and the local regulatory agencies are responsible for checking that Title V sources have submitted a plan as required and for drafting a Title V operating permit containing the applicable risk management program requirements.


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