California Accidental Release Prevention Program

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 Frequently Asked Questions

Program Information

The purpose of this program is to prevent the accidental releases of hazardous chemicals at a stationary source, which can pose a significant hazard to the community. These facilities are required to prepare a Risk Management Plan describing current and past practices and releases, what the impact of releases may be, and what they do or plan to do to prevent releases and minimize their impact if one occurs. Most CalARP/RMP facilities handle large quantities of chemicals such as ammonia, chlorine, sulfur dioxide, butane, or fumigants. These facilities are usually cold-storage warehouses, water and wastewater treatment facilities, or industrial chemical manufacturers or dealers.

  • There are only a few facilities in Yolo County that are regulated under this program. For more information contact Yolo County Environmental Health at (530) 666-8646.

Workload:    12 Facilities

Authority:     California Health & Safety Code Division 20, Chapter 6.95, Article 2

                     California Code of Regulations Title 19, Division 2, Chapter 4.5 

Is My Facility Subject To The CalARP Program?

Probably not. There are fewer than 20 facilities in Yolo County subject to this program, and they are all aware that they must meet these program standards. If you believe your business has been overlooked, contact the Yolo County Environmental Health Division (530) 666-8646.

Where Can I View The Risk Management Plan for a Business?

Portions of the Risk Management Plan are public information and can be viewed at the Yolo County Environmental Health Division at 137 N. Cottonwood Street, Suite 2400 in Woodland California. Please call us at (530) 666-8646 to make an appointment. Most questions can be answered more quickly by talking to our staff rather than searching through a long document for specific information.

Where Can I Get Additional Information About The CalARP Program?

 Additional information, including the regulations, is available at the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA). Cal EMA can also be reached by telephone at (916) 845-8759.

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CalARP Program Specialist

137 N. Cottonwood St., Suite 2400
Woodland, CA 95695

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm

Phone: (530) 666-8646
Fax: (530) 669-1448

Email:
Environmental Health

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