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Risk Management and Chemical Accident Prevention

Under the authority of section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act, the Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions require facilities that produce, handle, process, distribute, or store certain chemicals to develop a Risk Management Program, prepare a Risk Management Plan (RMP), and submit the RMP to EPA. Covered facilities were initially required to comply with the rule in 1999, and the rule has been amended on several occasions since then, most recently in 2004.

RMP*eSubmit

On March 13, 2009, EPA provided new software called RMP*eSubmit for facilities to use for online RMP reporting. EPA asks that all facilities use this new method to submit RMPs to improve data quality and to enable you to access your RMP 24 hours day, 7 days a week.

How do I set up an RMP*eSubmit account?

You will need a JavaRuntime environment to use the RMP*eSubmit system. To learn more about JavaRuntime, see the
Java Downloads page Exit EPA Disclaimer

Important Definitions:

Central Data Exchange (CDX) is a secure, on-line location on EPA's network. CDX provides standardized and secure information collection services and infrastructure for EPA program partners. For example, CDX manages several EPA regulatory and monitoring programs, receiving submissions from facilities. Once you set up your RMP*eSubmit account, you will immediately be able to access your RMP through CDX.

Certifiers/Certifying Officials are facility owners or operators who must certify the accuracy and completeness of the information reported in the RMP. They have signed and submitted a one-time Electronic Signature Agreement (ESA) to the EPA. The ESA legally binds the Certifier's electronic submission to their signature. Only Certifiers can submit the RMP.

Preparers have been granted permission by a facility to access the facility's existing RMP. They prepare data for a new or updated RMP. CDX notifies the Certifier when the new or corrected RMP is ready for the Certifier's review and submission. Preparers cannot submit the RMP. Currently a facility can have only one designated Preparer, however an individual Preparer can prepare RMPs for multiple facilities.

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Before you begin you will need:

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Step 1: Register the Certifying Official in CDX

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Step 2: Complete the Electronic Signature Agreement (ESA) and mail it to EPA

The electronic signature is used to verify that the Certifying Official reviewed and submitted the RMP in the RMP*eSubmit system.

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Step 3: Register the "Preparer" and activate RMP*eSubmit access in CDX

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Note for New Jersey Facilities

NJ*RMP is additional software you will need for submitting your NJ RMP to New Jersey. For details, please see the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection page.

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Can I still use RMP*Submit 2004?

RMP*Submit 2004 (not to be confused with the online process, RMP*eSubmit), was phased out in 2009; it is no longer available for download from this website. We encourage you to use RMP*eSubmit because it is easier to use, will improve data quality and will enable you to access your RMP 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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What if I am claiming Confidential Business Information (CBI): Can I use RMP*eSubmit?

Facilities claiming CBI can use RMP*eSubmit. If you choose to claim CBI, the following information is required as part of your RMP submission:

  1. A paper copy of the Substantiation Form (*Appendix C) indicating why the data element is considered CBI; and
  2. A paper copy of the Unsanitized Data Element Form (*Appendix D).
    *See the RMP*eSubmit Users’ Manual for Appendices.

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How do I Resubmit, Correct, De-register or Withdrawal an existing RMP?

You may resubmit, correct, or withdraw an RMP using RMP*eSubmit.

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