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Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act Overview

Overview

The Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act establishes amended provisions for reporting and disseminating information under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act and amends 74 U.S.C. 7412(r)(4)(B) and 7412(r)(7)(H). The law has two distinct parts that pertain to:

  • Flammable fuels; and
  • Public access to Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) data.

Flammable fuels used as fuel or held for sale as fuel at a retail facility are removed from coverage by the Risk Management Program (RMP). However, flammable fuels used as a feedstock or held for sale as fuel at a wholesale facility are still covered. A retail facility is a facility “at which more than one-half of the income is obtained from direct sales to end users or at which more than one-half of the fuel sold, by volume, is sold through a cylinder exchange program.”

Requirements for access to and dissemination of OCA data can be found in the final EPA/DOJ regulations published on August 4, 2000 (65 FR 48107 (PDF)), and in the August 2000 Fact Sheet: Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act: Public Distribution of Off-Site Consequence Analysis Information.

Key Provisions

§1 Short Title
§2 Removal of Propane Sold by Retailers and Other Flammable Fuels from Risk Management List
§3 Public Access to Off-Site Consequence Analysis Information

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