Regulatory Developments

EPA Delays Effective Date of RMP Rule

On March 13, 2017, the EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an administrative stay to delay the effective date of the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act (RMP rule) published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017.

Environmental Protection Agency sign
The 90-day extension allows for more time for the EPA to consider whether to further extend the effective date of the rule while the Agency reconsiders the rule in response to a petition the agency received in February 2017 from the RMP Coalition.

“As an agency, we need to be responsive to concerns raised by stakeholders regarding regulations so facility owners and operators know what is expected of them,” stated Pruitt in an EPA press release.

Prepublication of the rule delaying the RMP rule is here.