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Main Title Guidance for implementation of the general duty clause Clean Air Act Section 112(r)(1).
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response : Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance,
Year Published 2000
Report Number PB 2000-160294; EPA 550-B 00-002
Stock Number PB2000-106294
OCLC Number 45253654
Subjects Risk management--Planning. ; Hazardous substances--Accidents--Management. ; Hazardous substances--Law and legislation--United States. ; Hazardous substances.--Accidents--Management
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Hazardous materials ; Accidents ; Clean Air Act ; Regulations ; Chemicals ; Toxic substances ; Emergency planning ; Federal government ; Implementation ; Warrants ; Risks ; Reporting requirements ; Compliance
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 550-B00-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/10/2019
EJBD  EPA 550-B00-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/17/2013
EKAD  EPA 550-B-00-002 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 12/29/2000
ESAD  EPA 550-B-00-002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/03/2000
NTIS  PB2000-106294 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 56 p. ; 28 cm.
Public awareness of the potential danger from accidental releases of hazardous substances has increased over the years as serious chemical accidents have occurred around the world. Public concern intensified following the 1984 release of methyl isocyanate in Bhopal, India, which killed more than 2,000 people. A similar chemical release in Institute, West Virginia, sent more than 100 people to the hospital and made Americans aware that such incidents do happen in the United States. These incidents, among others, increased congressional awareness of the threat posed by chemical releases. As a result, Congress enacted legislation to help prevent accidents from occurring, and to promptly report and respond to accidents that do occur. In 1986, Congress enacted the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) to require state and local governments to prepare to respond to accidental chemical releases. In 1990, Congress amended the Clean Air Act (CAA) and added Section 112(r). Section 112(r) of the CAA requires that owners and operators of stationary sources identify hazards, and prevent, and minimize the effects of accidental releases whenever extremely hazardous substances are present at their facility. The general duty clause in Section 112(r)(1) and regulations issued pursuant to other provisions of Section 112(r) define these requirements and establish the deadlines for compliance.
"Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office." Cover title. "May 2000." Includes bibliographical references. "PB2000-160294." "EPA 550-B00-002."