Risk Management Plans

The Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule, Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act, applies to owners/operators of a stationary source (facility) that has more than a threshold quantity of a regulated substance in a process. It requires that each facility prepare a Risk Management Plan which identifies the potential effects of a chemical accident, the steps the facility is taking to prevent an accident, and the emergency response procedures should an accident occur.

The RMPs allow the State and communities to understand local risks, identify vulnerable populations, and establish areas of concern so that resources may be allocated appropriately. The RMPs also help facilities verify risks associated with the regulated substance(s) so that they can prioritize prevention and mitigation activities to minimize the risk of a chemical accident.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the implementing agency for the RMP program. While the HDOH HEER Office does not have jurisdiction to implement the program, we do provide support and assistance to the EPA, as well as guidance to the Local Emergency Planning Committees with regards to RMP facilities in Hawaii.

Additional information regarding the RMP program can be found on the EPA website at: