AB 3777 was enacted in 1986 to minimize potential emergencies involving acutely hazardous materials by requiring facilities which handle these materials to submit Risk Management Prevention Plans. The Riverside County Department of Environmental Health Hazardous Materials Branch began implementation of this Program County-wide, with the exception of the cities of Corona and Riverside, in January 1991. The respective fire departments within those cities continue, as administering agencies, to implement the CalARP Program.
Risk Management Plans
Risk Management Plans are one of the cornerstones of the Accidental Release Program. Similar to a Business Plan, an RMP will list the equipment and procedures that will be used to prevent, mitigate, and abate releases of CalARP materials. Additional requirements for RMPs include the listing of spill prediction worst-case scenarios, possible effects on the surrounding community, and comprehensive emergency procedures.
For more information about the CalARP please contact a HazMat branch office and ask to speak with a lead inspector.