Risk Management Program (112r)
The U.S. EPA has developed regulations that require development and implementation of Risk Management Programs (RMPs) at facilities that manufacture, process, use, store, or otherwise handle 140 specific regulated toxics and flammables. In addition to thresholds for specific “highly hazardous substances,” facilities must also comply with RMP for any toxic or flammable chemicals at or above 10,000 lbs. at any point in time when connected to a process. A facility's site-specific Risk Management Plan developed as a part of its RMP must be registered with the EPA and/or agency designated by the EPA to receive it. EPA, in turn, makes the plan available to the public. The rule assists facilities and communities in mutual efforts to lessen the number and severity of serious chemical accidents.