The U.S. Chemical Safety Board's (CSB) is inviting comment on its just-issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding accidental release reporting.

The proposed rule describes when an owner or operator is required to file a report of an accidental release and the required content of such a report and is intended to ensure that the CSB receives rapid, accurate reports of any accidental release that meets established statutory criteria.

The rule is available for public inspection at

The Notice is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on Thursday, Dec.12, 2019. The CSB will post the published version of the Notice on its web site once it is published by the Federal Register.

The CSB has a statutory duty to issue a rule and is under Court order to do so no later than February 5, 2020. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking sets out the requirements of the proposed rule and invites comments. Comments are due within thirty days after the date of publication in the Federal Register.

Instructions for submitting comments to the proposed rule are included in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The CSB looks forward to receiving comments and finalizing a rule as promptly as possible.