Examining the Chemical Disaster Rule: Storage of Hazardous Chemicals After the Texas and Beirut Explosions
Mitigating Risk, Practicability, State Restrictions; Implications of Harris County v. EPA
A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will examine the Chemical Disaster Rule and the current litigation brought by Texas to reinstate the regulations regarding the storage of ammonium nitrate and other hazardous materials after the deadly explosions in cities across Texas and most catastrophically in Beirut, Lebanon.
- Harris County v. EPA
- Examining the Chemical Disaster Rule after the Beirut and Texas explosions
- Mitigating risk for storage of hazardous chemicals
- Risk assessment
- Worker training
- Hazard communication
- State restrictions
- Community Right to Know Act
- Material safety data
The panel will review these and other key topics:
- Can the Harris County vs. EPA lawsuit reinstate the Chemical Disaster Rule?
- Are deadly explosions in Texas and Beirut leading to legislation or restrictions on ammonium nitrate and other hazardous materials?
- What are the best means to mitigate the risk of storage of ammonium nitrate?
- How can worker training and communication affect risk for storage of hazardous chemicals?
- What major state restrictions on ammonium nitrate storage exist? Where is future legislation likely to come from?
Scott A. Elliott
Mr. Elliott advises a wide range of clients on environmental, health and safety issues. He routinely counsels clients... | Read More
Mr. Elliott advises a wide range of clients on environmental, health and safety issues. He routinely counsels clients in the chemical and energy industries on matters involving major industrial accidents, crisis response, process safety incidents and workplace fatalities. Mr. Elliott counsels clients with regards to compliance obligations under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations issued under the Clean Air Act (CAA), and Process Safety Management (PSM) program regulations by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). He routinely counsels clients on conducting internal investigations. Mr. Elliott also advises clients on enforcement matters involving the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).Close
Ms. Richardson serves as Senior Counsel at DuPont and is responsible for overseeing legal matters related to health,... | Read More
Ms. Richardson serves as Senior Counsel at DuPont and is responsible for overseeing legal matters related to health, safety and security for all DuPont operations around the globe. Her responsibilities include counseling clients on compliance obligations under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)’s Process Safety Management (PSM) Program regulations, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).Close
Steven P. Solow
Mr. Solow is Chair of the firm’s Environmental Litigation Practice and Co-Chair of the White Collar Criminal... | Read More
Mr. Solow is Chair of the firm’s Environmental Litigation Practice and Co-Chair of the White Collar Criminal and Civil Litigation and Compliance Practice. He is former chief of the Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section. Mr. Solow's practice focuses on business crimes, internal investigations, corporate compliance and security programs, and environmental civil and criminal litigation.Close
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