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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

CalARP Program Guidance Document


The purpose of this document is to provide specific guidance on how to determine if a facility is subject to the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program regulation, how to implement programs that comply with the CalARP Program regulations, and what to include in the written Risk Management Plan (RMP) to meet the expectations of Contra Costa Health Services. Program guidance is given in Chapters 1 through 8. Guidance for preparing an RMP document is given in Chapter 9, and examples of RMP documentation that would meet Contra Costa Health Services' expectations are included in Appendix A. Specific guidance is not given for preparing the Federal EPA RMP but the major differences between the Federal RMP and Contra Costa Health Services are cited below in California Vs Federal Regulations and Guidance. Specific guidance for preparing the Federal EPA RMP is contained in the EPA guidance document "General Guidance on Risk Management Programs."


2013 Seismic Guidance Document

The following Guidance For California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program Seismic Assessments (PDF) is the updated guidance document for inital assessment and revalidation of seismic studies as recommended by the CalARP Guidance document.