Join us for our December Breakfast meeting at the Holiday Inn Syracuse! Our speaker this month will be Tricia D'Agostino of O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc. (OBG), who will be providing a regulatory update on the USEPA's Risk Management Program (RMP) and OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. Tricia will highlight significant expected changes to the rules and provide recommendations to avoid potential non-compliance activities. Tricia D’Agostino, PE is a chemical engineer with OBG with more than 22 years of professional experience. Tricia specializes in air compliance and the development of Risk Management Plans (RMPs) and has developed RMPs and completed compliance audits of RMPs for both industrial and municipal clients.
7:45 - 8:15 AM - Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 8:20 AM - Introduction and Announcements
8:20 - 9:00 AM - Featured Speaker
9:00 - 9:30 AM - Networking
In the March 14, 2016 Federal Register, USEPA proposed significant revisions to its accidental release prevention requirements, often referred to as the Risk Management Program (40 CFR Part 68). OSHA is expected to follow suit soon by implementing similar changes to its PSM standard (29 CFR Part 1910 Section 119). These anticipated changes will serve to modernize these regulations and are being proposed in direct response to catastrophic industrial accidents such as the April 2013 ammonium nitrate fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in West, Texas. Even prior to proposing changes to the PSM standard, OSHA issued clarifying guidance in 2015 and again in 2016 that significantly alters the scope and applicability of the standard. These changes have not been well documented and may represent significant compliance risk to facilities that are unaware of these recent regulatory interpretations. The combination of new regulatory requirements under OSHA’s PSM and USEPA’s RMP regulations, whether expressed in the form of revised regulations, or implementing guidance, represents a compliance management risk for many companies.
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