Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act (US)

The US federal 1999 Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act (CSISSFRRA) removes flammable fuels from the list of substances to which reporting and other activities are required under the federal Clean Air Act risk management program.

Specifically, CSISSFRRA amends the 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 Act has two distinct parts that pertain to:
– Flammable fuels; and
– Public access to Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) data.

The Act is found here.

By the Act, flammable fuels used as fuel or held for sale as fuel at a retail facility are not covered by the Risk Management Program (RMP). 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.”

NB: Flammable fuels used as a feedstock or held for sale as fuel at a wholesale facility are covered by the RMP.

Re: OCA data – access to, and dissemination of, restricted forms of information about the potential off-site consequences of accidental chemical releases from industrial facilities (Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) information) is collected under section 112(r)(7) of the Clean Air Act as part of the Risk Management Program. The rule requirements for OCA data are found here.

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