EPA has several programs in place to reduce the risks associated with hazardous chemicals. With the President’s Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security, we plan to expand our efforts under our Risk Management Program and our Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Community Right-to-Know programs to ensure chemical facility safety.
Our goals in the Executive Order are to:
- Leverage the stakeholder network already in place with trade associations, environmental organizations, industry, and labor unions to identify best practices;
- Improve coordination with and provide assistance to state and local partners;
- Enhance data sharing and coordination among federal agencies; and
- Modernize policies, regulations, and standards.
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