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California Accidental Release Prevention (Cal ARP)

The Cal ARP program covers businesses that handle one or more of a specified list of regulated substances in excess of the threshold quantity. The most common regulated substances in Santa Cruz County include anhydrous ammonia, gaseous chlorine and certain pesticides. Covered facilities must develop a risk management plan (RMP) and implement an accidental release prevention program. The RMP includes safety information, a hazard review, operating procedures. training, maintenance, compliance audits, and incident investigation.

The purpose of this program is to minimize the risk of an off site release of a regulated substance that would adversely impact the surrounding community.

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