Risk Management Program (RMP)
The Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule implements Section 112(r) of the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments. RMP requires facilities that use extremely hazardous substances to develop a Risk Management Plan. These plans must be revised and resubmitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) every five years.
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)
Section 311(j)(1)(C) of the Clean Water Act as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires facilities to develop and implement SPCC plans and establishes procedures, methods, and equipment requirements.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3)
Under 30 TAC §305.128, the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Multi-Sector General Permit (TXR050000) requires facilities to monitor and report contaminant levels in stormwater discharges.
RCRA Facility Assessments
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requires facilities to evaluate solid waste management units (SWMUs) and other areas of concern for releases to all media and regulated units for releases to media other than groundwater.
Tier II Chemical Inventory
Under 25 TAC 295.181, 295.182 & 295.183, all facilities that store significant quantities of hazardous chemicals must share this information with state and local emergency responders and planners such as Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and with local fire departments.
Comprehensive Compliance Investigation (CCI)
TCEQ performs a CCI to asses a facility’s compliance performance which includes record keeping regulatory reporting, and maintenance.
Hazard Assessment and Analysis
Per OSHA, 29 CFR 1915.152(b), a determination of whether hazards are present or are likely to be present must be conducted.
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
A set of written instructions that document a routine or repetitive activity followed by an organization.
EPA strongly encourages drinking water and wastewater utility owners and operators to use VSAT 6.0 to conduct or update an all-hazards risk assessment.