CSB Not to Live-Stream January 28 Public Meeting

On 27Jan15, at 21:24, we were notified by the City of Richmond that a decision was made by the CSB to not broadcast or allow live-streaming of the 28Jan15 Public Meeting in Richmond, discussing public comments on the third report of the CSB investigation into the 06Aug12 fire at the Richmond Refinery.  If a recording becomes […]

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U.S. EPA Enforcement Alert for Ammonia Refrigeration Facilities

The US EPA has issued an Enforcement Alert stating that it will focus efforts on prevention of chemical accidents, specifically for anhydrous ammonia at refrigeration facilities.  The alert continues to discuss regulatory background, industry standards, accidental releases since 2010, and settlements from those release cases.  It is important to note the lessons learned on the […]

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CSB Draft for Public Review

The Chemical Safety Board released the “Draft for Public Review” of their third report of their investigation into the 06Aug12 fire at the Richmond Refinery.  A Public Meeting will be held in Richmond, California on 28Jan15, 18:00-21:00, and may be viewed via Richmond’s live-streaming service (http://www.kcrt.com/kcrt-live.html) that may be joined at the start of the […]

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Regulatory Updates

Many of you are aware that significant changes to Process Safety Management (PSM), Risk Management Programs (RMP), and related programs are being proposed by Federal OSHA, U.S. EPA, Chemical Safety Board (CSB), and other agencies.  The July 31, 2014 Federal Register publication kicked off the 90-day comment period associated with the U.S. EPA’s Request for […]

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