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EPA Fact Sheet On RMP Public Disclosure

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Date: Mon Oct 11 1999 - 14:52:59 CDT

Hello everyone.

I wanted to pass along a note received from EPA.

Gary Jones

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Environmental Protection Agency
released a factsheet entitled, "The Chemical Safety
Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act; Public Meetings
Other Notifications." You can find the factsheet at . This file is in Portable Document
Format (PDF), and you will need Adobe Acrobat to read it (You can download it
for free from If you have problems accessing this document,
please let me know and I will fax it to you. EPA/CEPPO has also updated its
Frequently Asked Questions Database concerning P.L. 106-40. This can be
found at .

I am also attaching a copy of the fact sheet, which you may be able to view

Here is a summary of the major issues covered in the factsheet:

1. Requires companies that submitted an RMP for Program 2 or Program 3 to
     announce and hold a public meeting by Feb. 1, 2000, to discuss their RMP,
     including the OCA sections.
2. Small businesses (this is based on the corporation not the site!) may opt
     to publicly post a summary of the OCA information in lieu of holding a
3. Facilities must certify with the FBI by June 5, 2000, that the meeting has
     been held or the summary has been posted.
4. Credit may be given for public meetings that were held between Aug. 5
     and Aug. 5 1999, if they were convened after reasonable public notice was
     given and they described and discussed the local implications of the RMP,
     including the OCA portion.
5. EPA has the authority to enforce the meeting, certification, and
     notification provisions of the law.

Gary Jones
Graphic Arts Technical Foundation
200 Deer Run Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
412/741-6860 x608 - Phone
412/741-2311 - Fax

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