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Emergency Response Coordination Activities Effective Date

The RMP Amendments finalized on January 13, 2017 included a requirement for owners or operators of a stationary source to engage in emergency response coordination activities (40 CFR §68.93).  The regulatory text in 40 CFR §68.10(b) states that compliance with these activities must be completed by March 14, 2018.  Because the RMP Amendments were not effective until September 21, 2018, are facilities given a grace period to comply with the emergency response coordination activities?

There is no grace period and facilities should comply with these activities as soon as possible.  For more information on compliance timeframes, please visit EPA’s RMP Amendment Compliance Information Web site.