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Calculating Threshold Quantity for Chemicals with Concentration Qualifiers

November 30th, 2021

Title 40 CFR §68.130 contains the table of RMP chemicals and their corresponding threshold quantities. Of the seventy-seven substances listed, four contain a concentration qualifier: Ammonia (conc 20% or greater) Hydrochloric acid (conc 37% or greater) Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) Nitric acid (conc 80% or greater) What does the concentration qualifier mean? […]

Auditing Elements: RMP Submit & Hazard Assessment (Part 11)

November 16th, 2021

In this compliance audit blog series, we have decided to focus on each program element. If you plan to lead an audit, these lists will be instructional for you. But if you want to prepare for an upcoming audit, these lists will give you an idea of what to expect. Auditing the RMP Submit and […]

Auditing Elements: Contractor & Hot Work Permit (Part 10)

October 26th, 2021

In this compliance audit blog series, we have decided to focus on each program element. If you plan to lead an audit, these lists will be instructional for you. But if you want to prepare for an upcoming audit, these lists will give you an idea of what to expect. Contractor Auditing the contractor element […]

Auditing Elements: Incident Investigation, Emergency Response, & IIPP (Part 9)

October 12th, 2021

In this compliance audit blog series, we have decided to focus on each program element. If you plan to lead an audit, these lists will be instructional for you. But if you want to prepare for an upcoming audit, these lists will give you an idea of what to expect. There is much disagreement in […]

Ammonia Week in Review | October 1, 2021

October 1st, 2021

150 people are evacuated after an ammonia pipeline burst in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… 150 People Evacuated due to Ammonia Pipeline Rupture in Calhoun County – The rupture happened around 6:45 p.m. on Thursday near County Road 36 in Harold, according to the sheriff’s office. […keep reading] Auditing Elements: MOC & PSSR (Part […]