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Planning  and Community Right to Know Act  of 1986.  The Secretary may

make additions to such list when a substance is found to pose a threat

of serious injury or fatality in the event of an accidental release in

the workplace.

   (c) Elements of Safety Standard.-Such standard  shall, at minimum,

require employers to-

      (1) develop and maintain written safety information identifying

   workplace  chemical and  process hazards,  equipment  used in  the

   processes, and technology used in the processes;

      (2)  perform  a  workplace  hazard  assessment,  including,  as

   appropriate,  identification of  potential sources  of  accidental

   releases, an  identification of  any previous  release within  the

   facility   which   had  a   likely   potential  for   catastrophic

   consequences in the workplace, estimation of  workplace effects of

   a range of releases, estimation  of the health and  safety effects

   of such range on employees;

      (3)  consult with  employees and  their representatives  on the

   development and conduct of hazard assessments and the develop-

   ment of chemical accident  prevention plans and provide access  to

   these and other records required under the standard;  

      (4) establish  a  system to  respond  to the  workplace  hazard

   assessment findings, which shall  address prevention,  mitigation,

   and emergency responses;

      (5)  periodically review  the workplace  hazard assessment  and

   response system;

      (6) develop and implement  written operating procedures for the

   chemical process  including procedures  for each operating  phase,

   operating limitations, and safety and health considerations;

      (7)  provide  written  safety  and   operating  information  to

   employees   and   train   employees   in   operating   procedures,

   emphasizing hazards and safe practices;

      (8)  ensure contractors  and  contract  employees are  provided

   appropriate information and training;

      (9) train  and educate  employees and contractors  in emergency

   response  in  a manner  as  comprehensive  and  effective as  that

   required by the regulation promulgated pursuant  to section 126(d)

   of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act;

      (10)  establish  a quality  assurance  program  to ensure  that

   initial  process  related  equipment,  maintenance materials,  and

   spare parts  are fabricated and  installed consistent with  design

   specifications;

      (11) establish maintenance systems for critical process related

   equipment   including   written  procedures,   employee  training,

   appropriate inspections, and  testing of such equipment  to ensure

   ongoing mechanical integrity;

      (12) conduct pre-start-up safety reviews of all newly installed

   or modified equipment;

      (13)  establish  and  implement written  procedures  to  manage

   change   to   process   chemicals,   technology,   equipment   and

   facilities; and

      (14) investigate every incident which results in  or could have

   resulted in a major accident  in the workplace, with  any findings

   to be  reviewed by operating personnel  and modifications  made if

   appropriate.

   (d) State Authority.-Nothing in  this section may be construed  to

diminish  the  authority  of  the States  and  political  subdivisions

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