Public Comments Submitted by the CSB

Click here to view the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's (CSB) comments on the State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries Division of Occupational Safety and Health proposed rulemaking in amend Chapter 296-67 WAC, Safety Standards for Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals. May 11, 2018.

Click here to view Public Comments by CSB Board Member Rick Engler before the California Department of Industrial Relations Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board on the Proposed Safety Order for Adoption: Process Safety Management for Petroleum Refineries -- Oakland, California, May 18, 2017.

Click here to view the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's (CSB) comments on the State of California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to adopt New Section §5189.1 Process Safety Management for Refineries. Sept. 2, 2016.

Click here to view the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's (CSB) comments on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7). May 10, 2016.

Click here to view the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB) response State of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Division of Occupational Safety and Health Proposed GISO §5189.1, Process Safety Management (PSM) for Petroleum Refineries. Oct. 7, 2015.

Click here to view The U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) response to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE’s) April 17, 2015, Proposed Rule, “Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Other Continental Shelf – Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control” July 16, 2015. 
 
Click here to view the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's comments on the State of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Division of Occupational Safety and Health Proposed GISO §5189.1 Version 4.5 – May 26, 2015, Process Safety Management (PSM) for Petroleum Refineries. June 22, 2015.
 
Click here to view the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's (CSB) comments on the joint Department of Defense / General Services Administration / National Aeronautics and Space Administration's "Federal Aquisition Regulations: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Proposed Rule" that was published in the Federal Register on May 28, 2015.  
 
Click here to access the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's (CSB) response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) July 31 , 2014 Request for Information (at 79 FR 44604) on potential revisions to its Risk Management Program regulations and related program. (Docket No. EPA-HQ-OEM-2014-0328; October 29, 2014).
 

Click here to access the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's (CSB) comments to EPA’s proposed revision to require fence line monitoring at refineries and offers the following comments to strengthen the proposal and to make the information collected more accessible to the public. (Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0682;  October 28, 2014).

Click here to view the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's (CSB) comments on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s notice, “Hazardous Materials: Revision of Emergency Response Guidebook” (FR Doc. 2014-20683). Oct. 3, 2014.

Click here to access the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's response to OSHA's December 9, 2013 Request for Information (at 78 FR 73756) on potential revisions to several agency standards, including the Process Safety Management standard

 

Public Comments Submitted to the CSB
 
Click here to view public comments on the proposed rule that augments 40 CFR part 1600, which governs the administration of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. June 2015.
 

Click here to access public comments on the CSB's Draft Report, "Regulatory Report: Chevron Richmond Refinery Pipe Rupture (Report No. 2012-03-I-CA). December 2013.

Click here to access public comments on Comments on the Draft Evaluation of Response to the CSB's Fatigue Recommendation to API and USW. April 2013.

Click here to access public comments on National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Study: Inherently Safer Chemical Processes: The Use of Methyl Isocyanate at Bayer CropScience. April 2010.

Click here to access public comments on Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) Chemical Release Reporting. August 2009.