(Many thanks to my colleague and source of all info air related, Brian Freeman, who wrote today’s post.)

Malfunctions happen, even at a well-managed facility.  When they happen, they can cause a facility to deviate from emission limits or other standards regarding (among other things) hazardous air pollutants.  Furthermore, through several court rulings and

The Manufacturing Law Blog provides timely commentary on issues of importance to manufacturers and distributors.  Contributors from the law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP are corporate compliance and litigation attorney, Jeff White; environmental, health and safety attorney, Pam Elkow;  and labor and employment attorney, Nicole Bernabo.

Here’s a (pretty) short summary

Pop quiz:

  • What’s a hazardous chemical?
  • What’s an extremely hazardous substance (EHS)? And what’s a threshold planning quantity (TPQ)?
  • In 2012, did you store at your facility more than 10,000 pounds of a hazardous chemical, or more than 500 pounds of an EHS? Or an EHS in exceedance of the TPQ?
  • Have you provided copies