March 01, 2024


WASHINGTON—Following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency releasing a new Risk Management rule, the U.S. Chamber's Vice President of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Chad Whiteman made the following statement:

“Businesses prioritize the safety and security of their facilities, their employees, and the communities where they operate.  EPA’s Risk Management Program rule layers on complex and unnecessary requirements that risk serious economic harm to affected communities.  EPA should instead focus on building on the progress that has been made under the existing rule which has led to a significant reduction in the number of facility air incidents due to enhanced risk management planning and ongoing private investments.  We are closely reviewing the rule to consider its immediate and longer-term impact as well as its legality.”