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Media Advisory

Opportunity to Learn What is Being Done to Prevent Accidents at Two Industrial Facilities in Richmond

November 14, 2003


A presentation to the North Richmond Municipal Advisory Council on Chevron and General Chemical Richmond's Risk Management and Safety Plans.


The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 5 p.m.

The public comment period for the Risk Management Plan and the Safety Plan began on October 10, 2003 and will end on December 1. Written comments are due November 24. Contra Costa Health Services will respond to all written comments.


515 Silver Avenue (corner of 5th and Silver), North Richmond.


The California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program requires facilities with regulated chemicals to submit a Risk Management Plan (RMP). Richmond's Industrial Safety Ordinance (RISO) requires regulated facilities to submit a Safety Plan.

The Risk Management Plan gives an assessment of the potential hazards a facility may present, the prevention programs in place at the facility, the facility's emergency response program, and the management systems in place to implement the overall program. The Safety Plan expands on the RMP and covers all of the processes at the facility and expands the requirements of select prevention programs. The prevention programs include but are not limited to training of operators, maintenance, operating procedures, contractor safety, incident investigation and process hazard analyses.

The CalARP Program and the RISO require Contra Costa Health Services, as the Administering Agency, to perform a completeness review/audit/inspection (Audit) of the regulated stationary sources. The Audit is performed at stationary sources to ensure that they are in compliance with the CalARP Program and RISO regulations and are consistent with their RMP and Safety Plan.


The RMP and Safety Plan may be reviewed at the Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Programs Office at 4333 Pacheco Blvd in Martinez. Call 925-646-2286 for an appointment. The RMP and Safety Plan may also be reviewed at the Richmond library.

Written comments may be sent by email to or by mail to:

Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Programs
Attention: Randy Sawyer
4333 Pacheco Boulevard.
Martinez, CA 94553

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