May 10, 2024

Robert Helmminiak
Vice President, Legal and Government Relations

SOCMA Ramps Up Advocacy Efforts on EPA’s RMP Rule

SOCMA commends the House Energy & Commerce Committee for holding a hearing earlier this week on EPA’s recently finalized Risk Management Program (RMP) rule. We are pleased that Members of Congress took action based on the educational efforts of SOCMA’s Advocacy Committee and publicly turned their attention to the overly prescriptive program, which creates security vulnerabilities and diverts resources from critical security, safety, and process improvements. SOCMA staff provided input to the committee for the hearing, giving them insight on how damaging some of the new provisions will be to specialty chemical manufacturers, and SOCMA’s Advocacy Committee has been meeting with members of the committee, sharing the real-world issues that they face.

The final RMP rule becomes effective today, May 10, 2024. Refer to our members-only guidance document to see the changes in the rule and steps taken to remain compliant. SOCMA is exploring litigation options and will keep the members apprised of any important information regarding RMP.

Please contact if you have any questions about the final RMP rule.





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