Tag: risk management

112(r) Real World Bad Experience

Many states, including Kentucky, have elected to allow EPA to regulate their 112(r) air program.  If you recall, 112(r) is a program intended to address chemical accident prevention at facilities using substances that posed the greatest risk of harm from accidental releases. These regulations were built upon existing industry codes and standards (available at: http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/) […]

Clean Air Act Risk Management Gets Big Headlines and Big Penalties

Tyson Foods Inc. has agreed to a settlement with EPA for violations of Section 112(r) of the CAA’s Accidental Release Prevention & Risk Management Plan rule. Under the settlement Tyson has agreed to a $3,950,000 penalty.  In addition, Tyson will allow third party audits of the CAAs Risk Management Program and is required to spend […]