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California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program. Prevent the accidental release of regulated substances ( RS ) Emergency planning Community right-to-know Off-site vs On-site release. CalARP Purpose. CalARP Implementation.
Off-site vs On-site releaseCalARP Purpose
CalARP is the federal Risk Management Plan (RMP) program with additional state-specific elements
Latest CalARP regulations adopted June 28, 2004
Table 1 - “federal” list of toxics (77)
Table 2 - “federal” list of flammables (63)
Table 3 - state-specific list of toxics (275)
A concentration of a toxic chemical in air above which there may be a serious health effect or death as a result of a single exposure for a short time.
Listed in Appendix A to CalARP regulations and Appendix B to CalARP Administering Agency Guidance.
An explosion with an overpressure of 1 psi or more.
A fire that creates a radiant heat of 5 kW/m2 for 40 seconds.
An atmosphere exceeding the NFPA lower flammability limit or lower explosive limit (LEL).
May have to develop a risk management plan.“In the Program”
YOU ARE NOT
DO YOU HAVE ANY REGULATED
SUBSTANCES IN A
PROCESS THAT ARE
ABOVE A THRESHOLD
DICTATES CalARP PROGRAM
COMPLIANCE (See App. F.)
Table 1 or Table 2
PROGRAM LEVEL(S) ARE
ASSIGNED TO COVERED
PROCESS (See Exhibit 1-4)
CalARP PROGRAM COMPLIANCE
Is the process
subject to OSHA
Are public receptors
within the distance
to the endpoint for a
worst case release?
Is the process classified in one of the listed NAICS codes?
subject to Program Level 3
Process is eligible for
Program Level 1
(even if process is subject to OSHA PSM or is in one
of the Program Level 3 NAICS codes)
Have offsite impacts
occurred due to a
release of a regulated
substance from the
Process is subject
to Program Level 2
(this is the default
Offsite consequence analysis (OCA)
Worst-case release scenario analysis
Alternative release scenario analysis
Defining offsite impacts
Five-year accident history
Prevention Program 2
Safety information - Hazard review
Operating procedures - Training
Maintenance - Compliance audits
Date on which RS is first present in a process;
3 years after date RS is first listed; or,
5 years from the last RMP submission or 5 years from the last RMP update
Copy of RMP to CUPARMP Submission DeadlinesTables 1 and 2
Every facility that handles hazardous materials is expected to have a safe facility!
An injury or a fatality automatically creates a violation of the General Duty Statement!
There is no list of chemicals and there are no threshold quantities
Penalties may be significant
OES’ Website: www.oes.ca.gov
OES’ HazMat Staff line: (916) 845-8741
USEPA Website: http://yosemite.epa.gov/oswer/ceppoweb.nsf/content/RMPS.htm
USEPA Hotline: (800) 424-9346
Brian Abeel 916-845-8768
Trevor Anderson 916-845-8788
Jack Harrah 916-845-8759
Fred Mehr 916-845-8754
Michael Warren 916-845-8772