RMP Development and Implementation

The Clean Air Act Amendment of 1990, Section 112(r), required the EPA to issue regulations and guidance to prevent accidents and releases at facilities producing, handling, processing, distributing, or storing certain chemicals. The Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions of Section 112(r) require these facilities to develop, implement, and sustain a Risk Management Plan (RMP).

Cognascents helps clients develop, implement, and sustain comprehensive RMP policies and protocols. In accordance with the provisions of the RMP Rule, Cognascents tailors its services to the type of facility (Program Level 1, 2, or 3).

RMP services offered by Cognascents include the following:
  • Management program documentation development and training
  • Employee participation policy development and training
  • Document management system implementation
  • Hazard assessment
  • Safer Technology and Alternatives Analysis (STAA)
  • Worst-case analysis
  • Alternative releases evaluation
  • Hazard review
  • Operating procedures development
  • Training development and implementation
  • Incident investigation policy and procedure development and training
  • Management of change policy and procedure development and training
  • Pre-startup review policy and procedure development and training
  • Contractor management policy development and training
  • Hot work permit policy and procedure development
  • Emergency response plan development
  • Five-year accident history compilation
  • Compliance audit

Cognascents engineers are multi-disciplined engineers with experience across the oil, gas, and chemicals industries. Cognascents has worked with clients through regulatory scrutiny and knows what “compliance” looks like. Cognascents prides itself on being accessible to all and affordable to all, no matter a company’s size and status.

Contact Cognascents to help you scope out and price your Risk Management Plan. We are here to serve.