28 Oct KARA Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposed Changes to Risk Management Program Regulations
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) submitted comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Oct. 27 concerning the agency’s proposed changes to Risk Management Program regulations.
The proposed revisions include several changes and amplifications to the accident prevention program requirements, enhancements to the emergency preparedness requirements, increased public availability of chemical hazard information, and several other changes to certain regulatory definitions or points of clarification.
The comments point to KARA members remaining fully committed to chemical safety and security, however, In general, KARA opposes EPA’s newly proposed amendments to the RMP. Current RMP regulations are working well, and any additional requirements would only serve to needlessly increase operating costs, paperwork burdens, and other compliance costs, such as contracting with regulatory compliance assistance companies, on what are very often small retail operations.