Thank you for the opportunity to provide comment during EPA’s virtual public listening session on the agency’s Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations. I am Chad Whiteman, Vice President of Environment and Regulatory Affairs, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The safety and security of facilities, employees, and communities are paramount to the Chamber and the businesses that we represent, especially for businesses covered under the RMP program. These businesses understand the importance of being good neighbors and work diligently on risk management planning that has led to a significant reduction in the number of RMP incidents. This success is partially due to the business community’s efforts to promote continual improvements in process safety performance.