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Haz Mat - California Accidental Release Program (CalARP)

The Siskiyou County Environmental Health Division (SCEH) is the administering agency responsible for implementing the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) program in Siskiyou County.

CalARP was adapted from the Federal accidental release program established by the Clean Air Act Section 112 (r) and modified to meet California’s needs. The goal of the CalARP Program is to prevent accidental releases of substances that pose the greatest risk of immediate harm to the public and the environment. The CUPA staff of the County Environmental Health Division conducts inspections at CalARP facilities and reviews Risk Management Plans.

A CalARP facility is a facility that handles, manufactures, uses, or stores any of the extremely hazardous materials listed as regulated substances found in tables 1-3 of the California Code of Regulations, Title 19 Division 2, Chapter 4.5  above threshold quantities. Facilities must submit a Risk Management Plan (RMP) if they handle a Federal Regulated Substance in amounts greater than federal threshold quantities (see Tables 1 & 2) OR if they handle a State Regulated Substance in amounts greater than the state threshold quantities (Table 3) AND have been determined to present a significant likelihood of a regulated substance accident risk.

Program Overview

SCEH provides regulatory oversight for the CalARP program including:

  • Routine inspections of CalARP facilities
  • Completeness reviews of Risk Management Plans
  • Evaluation reviews of Risk Management Plans