USEPA Extends RMP Effective Date to 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Administrator, Scott Pruitt, signed a final rule in June to further delay the effective date of the USEPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) Amendments by an additional 20 months. The delay will allow the USEPA to conduct a reconsideration proceeding and to consider other issues that may benefit from additional comment. The new effective date of the RMP Rule is February 19, 2019.
“We are seeking additional time to review the program, so that we can fully evaluate the public comments raised by multiple petitioners and consider other issues that may benefit from additional public input," says Pruitt.
The USEPA will consider the relevant questions and concerns submitted to the USEPA through multiple petitions and other comments received during the public comment period and public hearing. For more information on the Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule, click here.