The main objective of the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) program is to prevent accidental releases of those substances determined to potentially pose the greatest risk of immediate harm to the public and the environment. Businesses that handle regulated substances in industrial processes above threshold quantity levels are subject to CalARP program requirements. The CalARP program encompasses both the federal “Risk Management Program”, established in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Part 68, and the State of California program, in accordance with the California Health and Safety Code (HSC), Chapter 6.95, Article 2 and California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 19, Division 2, Chapter 4.5.
RISK MANAGEMENT PLANS AND SEISMIC ASSESSMENTS: As you may already know, you are required to review and update your risk management plan (RMP) within five years from the date of its submittal, as required by the CCR, Title 19, §2745.10. This Department requires you to update the information specified in CCR, Title 19, §§2745.3-2745.9. Facilities with Program 2 and 3 covered processes must additionally update and certify the seismic assessment, which shall include a “walk down” review and verification of your processes and equipment. All applicable engineering work associated with seismic evaluations for RMPs should be performed or supervised by a California Registered Professional in accordance with the Business and Professions Code, Chapter 7, §§6700-6799 and the CCR, Title 16, Division 5, §§400-476. This Department strongly recommends that all structural and seismic evaluations be conducted by California Licensed Civil or Mechanical Engineers who are competent in such evaluations or by a Structural Engineer by title. On March 12, 2014, during the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Region I meeting, the members approved the updated “Guidance for CalARP Seismic Assessments.”
PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with HSC 25535.2 and CCR 2745.2(c), notice is hereby given that the Risk Management Plans (RMP) are complete for site locations on the following lists: