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Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act - Accidental Release Prevention Program

On June 20, 1996, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Risk Management Program Rule under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act Amendment of 1990. This rule is aimed at preventing accidental releases and reducing the severity of those releases that do occur. This Rule has been amended and updated on several occasions.

The Risk Management Program has four major components:

Emergency Response Plan

Facilities must also develop an emergency response plan that outlines the procedures for informing the public and local responders of an accident and proper first-aid and emergency medical treatment.

Integrated Contingency Plan ("One Plan") Guidance Factsheet (1998) - This Factsheet describes ways to consolidate multiple facility response plans into one plan that can be used during an emergency.

Risk Management Program - Related Links and Information

For more facility specific information see the Risk Management Programs Basic Awareness Brochures for Specific Sectors at EPA's Industry Guidance Website.

DHEC Accidental Release Prevention Contacts:

For more information please contact us at (803) 898-4123 or by email.