California Accidental Release Prevention
California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP)

The goal of the CalARP Program is to reduce the likelihood and severity of consequences of extremely hazardous materials releases. CalARP requires certain facilities (referred to as "stationary sources") which handle specified chemicals (termed "regulated substances") to take specified actions to proactively prevent and prepare for chemical accidents. Examples of extremely hazardous materials (Regulated Substances) include toxic gases such as chlorine, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and other toxic materials.. A successful RMP includes all of the following elements:
·        Worst-case release scenario with community effects
·        Hazard Assessment for Regulated Substances and the processes where these substances are used
·        Accidental release prevention program
·        Equipment, procedures and training to prevent releases and mitigate releases
·        • Comprehensive emergency response plan

CalARP - California Accidental Release Prevention
CalARP Regulation Changes 2015