EPA Enacts Tighter Regulations for Chemical Facilities

The measures are intended to prevent accidents and increase transparency surrounding hazardous chemicals.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its “Safer Communities by Chemical Accident Prevention Rule.” The Risk Management Program amendments are meant to enhance protection from chemical accidents for at-risk communities, particularly those located near facilities in high accident-rate industries. They represent the EPA’s most stringent safety provisions for chemical facilities to date, mandating stronger measures for prevention, preparedness, and public disclosure.

“Many communities that are vulnerable to chemical accidents are in overburdened and underserved areas of the country,” said EPA Administrator Michael Regan. “This final rule is a critical piece of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing environmental justice by putting in place stronger safety requirements for industrial facilities and new measures to protect communities from harm.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Regan to receive God’s direction as he heads the EPA.
  • For EPA officials to be discerning as they address environmental hazards and issues.

Sources: Environmental Protection Agency


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