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Media Advisory

Public Comments about Accidental Release Prevention Reports Due by March 13

Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Program Manager

February 3, 2006


The public has 45 days to make comments on two types of Accidental Release Prevention reports issued last week about area chemical plants and refineries. These Risk Management Plans (RMP) or Preliminary Audit Findings (PAF) are required by state or county law from nine industrial facilities, six water treatment plants and an aquatic park in Contra Costa County.


The reports are available for review at the Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Programs Office located at 4333 Pacheco Blvd. in Martinez. Call 925-646-2286 to schedule an appointment.

The reports may also be reviewed at the libraries listed below.

ConocoPhillips Refinery RMP Rodeo and Crockett Libraries
Dow Chemical PAF Pittsburg Library
General Chemical Bay Point Works PAF Bay Point Library
Martinez City Water Treatment Plant PAF Martinez Library
Mirant Contra Costa Power Plant PAF Antioch Library
Mirant Pittsburg Power PAF Pittsburg Library
Praxair Distribution PAF and RMP Pittsburg Library
Rhodia Plant PAF Martinez Library
Shell Chemical PAF Martinez Library
Sunset Packing and Cooling RMP and PAF Brentwood Library

Reports about the San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Park, the Bollman Water Treatment Plant in Concord and East Bay Municipal Utilities District water treatment plants in El Sobrante, Lafayette, Orinda and Walnut Creek are all currently under review and are available at the Hazardous Materials Program Office, 4333 Pacheco Blvd.


Comments on the reports can be emailed to:

They can also be mailed to: Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Programs, c/o Randy Sawyer, 4333 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez, CA 94553.


These reports are required of companies handling regulated chemicals by the Callifornia Accidental Release Prevention Program and Contra Costa County's Industrial Safety Ordinance.


Comments must be postmarked no later than March 13.

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Press Contact
  • Randy Sawyer
  • 925-646-2286