New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:1k-24 - Risk Reduction Work Plan

13:1K-24. Risk reduction work plan
Upon review of all registrations and accompanying materials submitted pursuant to this section, the department shall, in cooperation with the facility owner or operator, develop an Extraordinarily Hazardous Substance Risk Reduction Work Plan for each registered facility without a risk management program agreed upon by the facility owner and the department or subject to a consent agreement or administrative order entered into pursuant to section 5 of this act. The work plan shall constitute the basis for any Extraordinarily Hazardous Substance Accident Risk Assessment required of that facility, to be performed pursuant to this section. The work plan shall require the reporting of the identity and quantity of all extraordinarily hazardous substances generated, stored, handled, or that could unwittingly be produced in the event of an equipment breakdown, human error, design defect, or procedural failure, or the imposition of an external force; the nature, age, and condition of all the equipment and instruments involved in the handling and management of the extraordinarily hazardous substance or substances at the facility, and the schedules for their testing and maintenance; the measures and precautions designed to protect against the intrusions of external forces and events, or to control or contain discharges within the facility; the circumstances that would have to obtain in order for there to result a discharge of an extraordinarily hazardous substance, and the practices, procedures, and equipment designed to forestall such an event; any alternative processes, procedures, or equipment which might reduce the risk of a release of an extraordinarily hazardous substance while yielding the same or commensurate results, and the specific reasons they are not employed; any training or management practices in place which impart knowledge to relevant personnel regarding the dangers posed by a release of an extraordinarily hazardous substance and the training provided to prepare them for the safe operation of the facility and for unanticipated occurrences; any other preventive maintenance measure or on-site emergency response capability or other internal mechanism developed to safeguard against the occurrence of an accidental release of an extraordinarily hazardous substance or any other aspect or component of the facility deemed relevant by the department. The department may, by regulation or on a case-by-case basis, limit the scope or detail of the work plan and the priority or frequency of review of any facility or facility operation or component thereof where it determines, in writing, that the action does not remove or compromise the protection required for the public interest, and enables the department to allocate its resources more efficiently and effectively.

L. 1985, c. 403, s. 6, eff. Jan. 8, 1986.

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