February 2, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
America/New York Timezone
South Burlington City Hall, Main Conference Room, first floor
575 Dorset St
South Burlington, VT 05403
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites you to a free half-day compliance assistance workshop on Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and Clean Air Act, Section 112(r) Risk Management Program (RMP). These workshops are designed for new environmental compliance managers. The workshop will cover threshold determinations, exemptions and other commonly asked questions. For compliance with EPCRA and RMP, there are various planning and reporting requirements on businesses and industries that store and/or use certain chemicals and materials.
EPCRA and RMP were designed to protect your business, your employees and your community should a chemical accident occur. The EPCRA data and Risk Management Plan better prepares emergency response personnel and the community to handle an incident should one occur. The RMP program requires the submission of a RMP plan and coordination with the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) prior to the storage of RMP chemicals above the threshold quantities.
Let us help you to make your business and community a safer place. EPCRA requires facilities having certain chemicals, with quantities as low as one pound, to submit annual chemical inventory (Tier 2) reports. For calendar year 2015, the reporting deadline is March 1, 2016. By attending a workshop, you could avoid an enforcement action under EPCRA resulting in penalties of up to $37,500 per chemical violation, per day. Likewise, the Risk Management Plan helps to ensure the safe storage, use and processing of chemicals at a facility.
EPCRA & RMP Workshop Agenda
8:00 Sign-in & Network
8:30 Welcome & Overview
8:45 What is and how do I report an Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS)
9:00 What must be reported on my Tier2 form
9:30 Reporting electronically via Tier2 Electronic Reporting Software
10:15 How do I use the “List of Lists”
10:40 How does the new Global Harmonized SDS affect Tier2 Reporting
11:20 Who must comply with the CAA Risk Management Program?