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Public Meeting Change Notice & Extension of Public Comment Period

Your Opportunity To Learn What Local Companies Are Doing To Prevent Accidents

The California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program requires companies with regulated chemicals to submit a Risk Management Plan (RMP). The CalARP Program also requires Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) to perform document reviews and audits to ensure companies are in compliance with the CalARP Program regulations, and are following their RMP. The public comment period for the Preliminary Audit Findings for General Chemical Bay Point Works began on November 1, 2006 and is now extended to end on January 15, 2007. An audit report for General Chemical Bay Point Works including CCHS’s Preliminary Audit Findings may be reviewed at the Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Programs Office located at 4333 Pacheco Blvd. in Martinez. Call (925) 646-2286 to schedule an appointment. The Preliminary Audit Findings may also be reviewed at the Bay Point Library.

Under the Contra Costa County Industrial Safety Ordinance, CCHS is required to have a public meeting on the Safety Audit for General Chemical Bay Point Works:CCHS will also have a presentation to the Bay Point Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC) and the public on the CCHS 2005 safety audit for General Chemical Bay point Works at Ambrose Community Center (3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point, CA) that has been now rescheduled to be @ 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007.

Your written comments, postmarked no later than January 15, 2007, should be sent via email to ARPTeam@hsd.cccounty.us or to the following address:

Contra Costa Health Services
Hazardous Materials Programs
c/o Randy Sawyer
4333 Pacheco Blvd.
Martinez, CA 94553

Contra Costa Health Services will respond to all written comments. Contra Costa Health Services will hold public meetings to discuss RMPs or Preliminary Audit Findings if there is sufficient public interest. Contra Costa Health Services will incorporate all written comments into the RMP reviews or Final Audit Findings as appropriate.


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