In 1996, the EPA issued a rule aimed at preventing accidental releases and reducing the severity of releases that do occur. The rule, the Risk Management Program Rule under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act Amendment of 1990, has been amended and updated on several occasions.
Amendments to Rule
Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Program Requirements Under Clean Air Act Section 112(r)(7); Amendments to the Submission Schedule and Data Requirements; Final Rule. (69 FR 18819)