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1. Does the process store, handle or process any of the listed* compounds in quantities exceeding their thresholds?

Yes

No

* listed: see 40 CFR 68.130

bullet77 acutely toxic chemicalsbullet63 flammable gases & liquidsbulletpure or >1% mixturesbulletany mixture that meets the NFPA 4 rating

NFPA 4:

Materials that will rapidly or completely vaporize at atmospheric pressure and normal ambient temperature and that are readily dispersed in air, and that will burn readily.
E.g.: flashpoint below 73 F, and boiling point below 100 F; and materials that autoignite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Can the process be modified to get the stored, handled and/or processed quantity below the threshold limit before June 1999?

Yes

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Have there been any releases in the past 5 years that have resulted in an off-site impact?

Yes

No

"Offsite" means areas beyond the stationary source's property boundary and "areas within the property boundary to which the public has routine and unrestricted access during or outside business hours".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Does the predicted impact concentration exceed the designated endpoint?

Yes

No

In other words, there must be no public receptors within the distance to an endpoint from a worst-case release.  The term public receptors includes "offsite residences, institutions (e.g., schools and hospitals), industrial, commercial, and office buildings, parks, or recreation areas inhabited or occupied by the public at any time without restriction by the stationary source where members of the public could be exposed to toxic concentrations, radiant heat, or overpressure, as a result of an accidental release".

"Offsite" means areas beyond the stationary source's property boundary and "areas within the property boundary to which the public has routine and unrestricted access during or outside business hours".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Is the Process a listed SIC 3-digit code?

Yes

No


Don't know your SIC code?  Ask your accountant, or look here: SIC code list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Is the process subject to an OSHA PSM (process safety management)

Yes

No

 

Unfamiliar with OSHA's Process Safety Management rule?  Check here for information about the PSM