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Tery Lizarraga Implementation Manager, Chevron Richmond Mechanical Integrity and Emergency Response. California Interagency Refinery Task Force PSM Regulatory Changes Damage Mechanism Reviews.
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Tery Lizarraga Implementation Manager, Chevron Richmond Mechanical Integrity and Emergency Response CaliforniaInteragency Refinery Task ForcePSM Regulatory ChangesDamage Mechanism Reviews
PURPOSE: The Interagency Refinery Task Force (Task Force) will work across California agencies to strive to achieve the highest possible level of safety for refinery workers and local communities, and to prepare for and effectively respond to emergencies if they occur. • MISSION: The Task Force’s role will be to better coordinate each agency’s individual functions and to facilitate information sharing, with the goal of ensuring that refineries comply with all regulatory requirements and to improve protections for workers, communities and the environment. The Task Force will work with state, federal and local agencies to facilitate and monitor the implementation of recommendations in the Governor’s Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety’s report “Improving Public and Worker Safety at Oil Refineries”.
California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) • Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) • California Air Resources Board (ARB) • Air Quality Management & Pollution Control Districts • Local Government Agencies with Regulatory Responsibilities (CUPAs) • Department of Toxics Substances Control (DTSC) • State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) • Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) • Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) • Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CalOSHA) • California Department of Public Health (CDPH) • California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) Interagency Refinery Task Force Members
Safety and Prevention • Focus on dealing with worker and public safety and the prevention of hazardous material releases from refineries. • Emergency Preparedness & Response • Focus on dealing with preparedness and response off-site prior to, during and after a hazardous material release from a refinery. Task Force Working Groups
Reviewing and revising the compliance and enforcement components of the existing programs to identify gaps and overlaps, and to provide for more frequent and enhanced oversight and effective enforcement tools. • Examining the requirements of both the CalOSHA and CalARP regulatory programs and revising them to improve safety. • Examining data and resource needs for agencies to improve their oversight of refineries, and advocating for authorities and resources to meet any identified needs. Safety and Prevention Workgroup