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LCV Statement on EPA’s Finalized Risk Management Program Rule

Mar 1, 2024

Washington, D.C.- In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s finalization of the Safer Communities by Chemical Accident Prevention (SCCAP) rule, which updates the Risk Management Program (RMP) requiring facilities using hazardous substances to prepare for chemical disasters under the Clean Air Act, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote: 

“The Biden-Harris administration has taken an important step to ensure facilities that use extremely hazardous chemicals are working to better prevent, prepare for, and respond to chemical disasters. Today’s updated rule will help frontline communities who bear the brunt of health and environmental impacts caused by chemical disasters by increasing access to information, facilitating more timely notification and emergency response to chemical releases, and pushing more companies to implement safer processes. We applaud the administration for continuing to make progress on addressing issues like this that disproportionately impact environmental justice communities, and we will keep working to make sure that every facility across the nation is required to implement the strongest practices that will protect the health of every community and workers from hazardous and preventable chemical releases.”