The EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) covers 12,500 commercial and industrial facilities that use or store large amounts of specific, highly toxic or highly flammable chemicals. The RMP is the nation’s primary defense against catastrophic industrial chemical releases, fires and explosions. It is meant to save lives—the lives of our workers, fenceline communities and first responders.
Too many Americans have had to evacuate, shelter in place, or race to pick up their children from school as an industrial fire burns or a chemical release heads their way. The BlueGreen Alliance requests that the Environmental Protection Agency take action to protect industrial workers, fenceline communities, first responders, and our nation’s infrastructure by strengthening the Chemical Disaster Rule with a people first approach.