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EPA Retains Reliance On Audits In RMP Pacts Despite Doubts Over Rule

August 01, 2017
EPA's latest proposed settlement with a company for alleged violations of the Risk Management Plan (RMP) facility safety program includes strict mandates for independent audits to prevent future violations, suggesting the agency will retain reliance on audits in such pacts despite delaying an Obama-era rule to mandate audits as part of RMP. On July 31, the Justice Department (DOJ) and EPA announced a proposed settlement with Harcros Chemicals Inc. based in Kansas City, KS, resolving RMP violations the company reported...


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