CI/CHLOR PAMPHLET 74
Guidance on Estimating the Area Affected by a Chlorine Releas
|Publication Date:||1 October 2019|
The intent of this pamphlet is to provide a simplified document to assist chlorine producers/users, local emergency planning committees, fire departments, and municipalities in estimating the area affected by a chlorine release for emergency planning and hazard assessment purposes, and to provide a general understanding of the expectations of chlorine cloud release scenarios. As noted elsewhere herein, the worst-case scenarios modeled in this pamphlet are based upon numerous assumptions prescribed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their Risk Management Program (RMP) guidance. The reader must bear in mind that these worst-case assumptions are, in most cases, highly unlikely to occur and should not be used for purposes other than to address the regulatory worst-case scenario requirements. This pamphlet also provides alternate cases with assumptions that provide more realistic results that can be considered for emergency response planning and risk management.