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California Accidental Release Prevention Program
The purpose of the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program is to prevent the accidental releases of specified highly hazardous substances and to reduce the consequences in the event a release occurs.

This program requires businesses that handle more than a threshold quantity of a regulated substance to develop and maintain a Risk Management Plan (RMP). The main components of a RMP are: hazard assessment, prevention and emergency response. HMS staff reviews all components of the RMP to ensure completeness and inspect RMP facilities for compliance. The Anaheim Fire Department’s guidelines on how to implement a risk management program under CalARP can be obtained by contacting the HMS.

The list of regulated substances and their threshold quantities can be found in California Code of Regulations, Title 19, and can be downloaded from the Office of Emergency Services website.

Laws and Regulations Pertaining to the CalARP Program

Federal - Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Section 112 (r)(7) Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 68 State - California Health and Safety Code, Chapter 6.95, Art. 2 and California Code of Regulations, Title 19 

Links : www.oes.ca.gov       www.epa.gov/ceppo