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Pollution Prevention & Environmental Security

Organization(s) Environmental Protection Agency - Region 1
Project Description EPA's Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office (CEPPO) helps prevent and prepare for chemical emergencies by informing the public about chemical hazards in their community and sharing lessons learned about chemical accidents. CEPPO offers a variety of programs and resources that support source reduction approaches. Primary among these is Risk Management Planning (RMP), a program that requires certain facilities, which use extremely hazardous substances, to tell the public and CEPPO what they are doing to prevent accidents, and how they plan to operate safely and manage their chemicals in a responsible way. By increasing communication between industry and the public, Risk Management Plans help improve accident prevention and emergency response practices at the local level.

CEPPO's Chemical Safety Audit (CSA) program consists of voluntary audits at selected facilities that review chemical process safety management practices. CEPPO publishes annual status reports that summarize the fiscal year's CSA audit findings and identify successful and problematic trends.

CEPPO also provides Safety Alerts that explain the nature of hazards that have become evident through EPA's accident investigation efforts. These Alerts focus on such issues as power outages, storage tank ruptures, chemical explosions, and toxic releases. For more information about CEPPO visit: http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/.

More Info www.epa.gov/emergencies/
 
Project Contact
Name Ray DiNardo
Phone (617) 918-1804
E-mail
 
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Chemicals Manufacturing
 
Source
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 13 No. 2, Summer 2003 [PDF]

 

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