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Correcting RMP with new emergency contact information

Pursuant to the risk management program regulations, the owner or operator of a regulated stationary source is required to submit a correction within one month of any change in the emergency contact information (40 CFR §68.195(b)). What should the owner or operator do for the required correction if they do not have a replacement contact in place within one month?

EPA recognizes that personnel changes may sometimes take longer than a month, but in that event, it expects the owner or operator to have assigned the responsibility to someone in the interim. Given the electronic means of correcting such information, EPA believes it is reasonable to require facilities to keep this information relatively current, even if that means supplying the name of an interim emergency contact person until a permanent person is in place.