CSB Issues Proposal to Require Accidental Release Reporting

On Dec. 12, 2019, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) published a proposed rulemaking to require reporting of accidental releases under the Clean Air Act. The proposal requires an owner or operator of a stationary source to report any accidental release resulting in a fatality, serious injury or substantial property damages. The report requires information that is already known or should be available soon after an accidental release. The report must be submitted within four hours of the accidental release via email or by telephone.  Under the proposed rule, an owner or operator is exempt from reporting to the CSB if a report has been submitted to the National Response Center.

Comments are due on Jan. 13, 2020.

Read the proposal and submit comments here.

Advocacy contact: Tabby Zeb at (202) 205-6790 or email at tayyaba.zeb@sba.gov.

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