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EPA Seen Weighing Extreme Weather In RMP, Amid Broad Planning Push

September 14, 2023
A prominent industry attorney says EPA is likely to be weighing mandates for chemical facilities to plan for extreme weather like hurricanes in its upcoming Risk Management Program (RMP) reform rule, expanding what is already a broad push by several other program offices and agencies to incorporate weather resiliency into regulatory programs. “I think the short answer is that yes, EPA is considering, right now, an amendment to the RMP rule that would impose additional requirements on covered facilities for...

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