Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act requires companies that use or store threshold quantities of certain chemicals that are flammable or extremely hazardous to develop Risk Management Plans that explain how the company will prevent and respond to any accidental release of those chemicals. This program aims to improve the safety of communities and to provide additional assurance to communities that protective plans are in place. Although RMPs are public information, section 112(r)(7)(H) of the Clean Air Act (added at 65 FR 48108, Aug. 4, 2000) limits the public availability of Offsite Consequence Analysis (OCA) information in RMPs (see also the 1990 version of Section 112 [42 USC 7412]). For more information about a specific facility's Risk Management Plan, please contact APCD.
For more information, including how to register your facility's RMP, see the US EPA’s web page on emergency management. You can also call APCD at (502) 574-6000 or e-mail inquiries to APCD.
All stationary sources that are subject to Regulation 5.15 Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions and are located within Jefferson County, Kentucky shall register Risk Management Plans with both the US EPA's contractor and APCD.