The anticipated impact of the EPA's RMP regulation on the ammonia industry
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
Copyright © 1995 American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Process Safety Progress
Volume 14, Issue 3, pages 215–217, July 1995
How to Cite
Auger, J. E. (1995), The anticipated impact of the EPA's RMP regulation on the ammonia industry. Proc. Safety Prog., 14: 215–217. doi: 10.1002/prs.680140310
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Over three years ago the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) process safety management regulation became effective in the United States. Most of us have dealt with the initial shock of that regulation and what it entailed and, hopefully, we have things pretty much under control.
Although, one hates to be the bearer of bad news, it is not yet time to relax. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has another process safety regulation in store for the ammonia industry. In fact, in some areas, the EPA's upcoming risk management programs regulation makes the OSHA regulation look like child's play.
It is much better to be proactive than reactive when responding to new regulations. A proactive approach allows one to make the correct long-term decisions without the pressure of a compliance deadline.