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The Impact of EPA's Proposed Changes to the Risk Management Program - What to Expect? - Webinar

  • ID: 3715006
  • Webinar
  • Region: Global
  • 60 Minutes
  • Online Compliance Panel
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In February 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Proposed Rule entitled: "Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act." The Proposed Rule comes as a part of the Obama Administration's efforts to implement Executive Order 13650-Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security-and addresses potential changes to the Risk Management Program. The Proposed Rule includes changes concerning the following RMP areas – Independent Third Party Audits, Inherently Safer Technology Assessments, Root Cause Analysis, Enhanced Availability of Information and Emergency Response Enhancements.

Objectives of the Presentation:

- Recognize drivers for policy changes
- Examine potential effects of proposed changes
- Strategies to respond to potential regulatory changes
- Discuss the next steps in the rulemaking process
- Get a better understanding of the proposed policy changes and the potential impacts on your business
- Get insight on how to stay ahead of policy changes and prepare for new regulatory responsibilities
- Get tips on how to engage with policy officials and agencies to provide input on proposed changes to the Risk Management Program

Why Should you Attend:

The proposed changes have the potential to significantly impact over 12,000 facilities across the United States that are currently subject to RMP regulations. It is important for these facilities to understand the regulatory changes being considered and be prepared to respond. EPA has stated its intention to complete a final RMP rule by the end of 2016. Attend this session by expert speaker Lowell Randel to analyze the proposed changes to the Risk Management Program.

Who can Benefit:

- Managers of chemical facilities regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency
- Environmental safety and health professionals
- Compliance officers
- Emergency responders
- Contractors working in regulated chemical facilities
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  • Lowell Randel Lowell Randel,
    President ,
    The Randel Group

    Lowell Randel currently serves as Vice President, Government and Legal Affairs for the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA). He is responsible for advancing the industry's interests with the U.S. Congress and Administration and helps association members deal with regulatory compliance, with an emphasis on OSHA, DHS and EPA. Lowell has over 20 years of experience working in Washington, DC ranging from private sector representation to government service.

    Prior to joining GCCA, Lowell served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). While in this role, Lowell worked closely with the Secretary of Agriculture and across all USDA agencies to coordinate legislative policy and functioned as a primary contact between the Department and Congress. Lowell holds a Bachelor's degree in agricultural economics and Master's degree in agricultural development, both from Texas A&M University. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law.

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