California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program
Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Programs administers the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program and Industrial Safety Ordinances (ISO) by Contra Costa County and the City of Richmond.
The Accidental Release Prevention Program has six full-time engineers that are required by the CalARP Program and the County's Industrial Safety Ordinance (ISO) to perform the following:
- Review the Risk Management and Safety Plans, document the review, and determine when the plans are complete
- Audit the facilities that are subject to the CalARP Program as well as the ISO at least once every three years and document the results of each audit
- Follow-up with recommended action items associated with RMP and Safety Plan reviews and audits to verify that potential problems are adequately addressed
- Review Major Chemical Accidents or Releases Root Cause Analyses and incident investigation reports that are submitted to Contra Costa Health Services
- Assist with incident investigations including a root cause analysis for Major Chemical Accidents or Releases
- Perform incident investigations including root cause analysis for selected Major Chemical Accidents or Releases
- Perform hazard scoring for development projects associated with land use applications
- Participate in unannounced inspections of industrial facilities
Learn more about the differences between the Federal Risk Management Program (RMP), California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program, and the Industrial Safety Ordinance.
To learn more about the California Accidental Release Prevention Program visit California Emergency Management Agency - CalARP page.
- California Accidental Release Prevention Program Health and Safety Code
- CalARP Program Regulations (PDF)
- CalARP Regulated Substance Threshold Quantities (PDF)
or call 925-335-3200