The California Accidental Release Program (CalARP) is the Federal Risk Management Program established by the USEPA (CFR, Title 40, Part 68), with additional requirements specific to California. The CalARP Program was established to prevent accidental releases of substances that pose the greatest risk of immediate harm, to the public and the environment.

A CalARP facility is a facility that handles, manufactures, uses, or stores any of the listed regulated substances found in tables 1-3 of the California Code of Regulations, Title 19 Division 2, Chapter 4.5 above threshold quantities. Some examples of regulated substances include Ammonia, Chlorine gas Hydrochloric acid, Nitric acid, and Propane.

Risk Management Plan (RMP) Businesses must develop a plan to handle an accidental release. This plan is called a Risk Management Plan. An RMP is required when a facility uses a regulated substance in excess of the CalARP threshold quantity. An RMP must be completed and submitted to the Glenn County Air Pollution Control District (GCAPCD), the Administering Agency for the CalARP Program, in accordance with the California Health and Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.95, Article 2 and the California Code of Regulation (CCR) Title 19 Division 2, Chapter 4.5, Articles 1 through 11.The RMP summarizes the facility’s accidental release prevention program implementation activities, including: Maintenance, Hazard Review, Operating Procedures, Training, Offsite Consequence Analysis, Incident Investigation, Emergency Response Program, and Compliance Audit.

CalARP Public Notice – Risk Management Plans

Risk Management Plan (RMP) is required when a facility uses a CalARP listed regulated substance in excess of a threshold quantity. Upon submission of an RMP (new RMP or 5-Year RMP Update), the Glenn County CUPA will review the plan and determine if any deficiencies are present. The facility has 60 days to respond and correct the deficiencies. Once the deficiencies (if any) are corrected, the CUPA posts a public notice indicating that the RMP is complete. Once posted, the CUPA will make the RMP available at our office for public review and comment for 45 days. After the 45-day review period, the CUPA will conduct a final evaluation of the RMP in which any public comments made are considered.

There are currently no risk management plans under public comment at this time.

Cal ARP General Forms

Cal ARP Registration Form - non-fillable

Cal ARP Registration Form - fillable