The EPA Proposed Risk Management Program (RMP) Revisions: New Requirements, New Burdens
In order to modernize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations under EO 13650, and for the federal government to help local fire, police, and emergency response personnel respond to chemical emergencies, the EPA released its much anticipated proposed amendments to the Accidental Release Prevention / Risk Management Plan Rules under the Clean Air Act. The proposed rule would add requirements to the process hazard analysis (PHA), require third party audits in certain circumstances, augment the emergency preparedness requirements, increase public availability of chemical hazard information, and amend other regulatory definitions and data elements submitted to the EPA. Owners or operators of facilities with more than a threshold quantity of a regulated substance in their processes must comply with the requirements of EPA's RMP regulations, including these amendments if finalized as proposed.
In this LIVE Webcast, The Knowledge Group assembled a panel of thought leaders and professionals to help the audience understand the important issues of and legal insights into EPA’s proposed Risk Management Program Rule. Speakers will provide best practices on how to comply with the new requirements if the rule is finalized as proposed.
Key topics include:
- Accidental Release Prevention / Risk Management Plan Rules – Proposed Amendments and Technical Corrections
- Prevention Program Requirements
- Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
- Emergency Response Preparedness Requirements
- Information Availability Requirements
- Proposed Rule Contents, Assessments, and Issues
- Enforcement Initiatives
- Risks and Legal Challenges
- Recent Trends and Developments
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- Overview of EPA’s RMP regulations
- EPA’s proposed rule to revise the RMP program, including potential legal or practical issues with the proposed revisions
- Trends in enforcement, including recent settlement data and examples and enforcement initiatives
- Looking forward, the potential impact of the new Administration on the proposed rule and the RMP program generally
Who Should Attend:
- Environmental Lawyers
- Owner or Operator of a stationary source (facility)
- Regulatory and Policy Managers
- In-House Counsel
- Compliance Officers
- Top Level Management
- Multinational Companies
- Private and Public Companies
Justin Savage is one of the nation's leading environmental litigators and trial lawyers. For 20 years, Justin has tried and litigated some of the largest environmental cases in the history of the United States.
He served for nearly a decade at the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he litigated complex cases under several environmental statutes, particularly the Clean Air Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; and the Clean Water Act.
Justin is nationally recognized for his environmental litigation and trial advocacy work. He teaches basic civil trial advocacy at the National Advocacy Center and serves as a faculty member for the American Law Institute's Advanced Course on Environmental Litigation. Justin is also the Vice Chair of the ABA’s Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee. He is regularly invited to events as a featured speaker and has been widely quoted in the Washington Post, National Journal, and Bloomberg.
Justin Savage is one of the nation's leading environmental litigators and trial lawyers. For 20 years, Justin has tried and …
With a background in economics and litigation consulting, Erin Ward appreciates the financial considerations companies face in complying with environmental regulations. As an associate in our environmental practice, Erin counsels clients on a range of regulatory matters, including regulatory compliance audits, comments on proposed EPA Risk Management Program regulations, and settlement negotiations with federal agencies.
During law school, Erin served as an Articles Editor for the Virginia Law Review and a member of the External Moot Court team and Lile Moot Court Competition board. She also engaged in research with professors on matters of constitutional law, evidence, patents, and healthcare. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Erin clerked for the Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson, III, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
With a background in economics and litigation consulting, Erin Ward appreciates the financial considerations companies face in complying with environmental …
Stacy Stotts is a member of the Environment and Natural Resources practice group and her practice centers on representing businesses, organizations and individuals in environmental regulatory and administrative matters, enforcement matters, private party suits, compliance counseling, and corporate and property transactions. Stacy strives to provide well-rounded guidance relating to clients’ current legal needs, as well as efficiently identify and mitigate potential complications that might arise down the road.
She has represented clients in the areas of air, water, superfund and hazardous waste law. Her work also includes assisting clients in commenting on proposed agency rulemakings.
Stacy Stotts is a member of the Environment and Natural Resources practice group and her practice centers on representing businesses, …
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