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Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP) - Program Guidance

Information that has been published to date is posted; this includes all of the element audit checklists and select data forms.

Element Audit Checklists

The element audit checklists provide detailed criteria that are used by CAPP inspectors to determine compliance with each of the prevention program and emergency response program elements. Checklist I is completed by the CAPP inspector upon each compliance audit and is intended to cover various administrative issues and to facilitate follow-up to previous open inspection issues.

The remaining checklists are comprised of two parts: Procedure / Policy Review and On-Site Inspection – Records Audit. Under the Procedure / Policy Review, inspectors focus upon development of policies, procedures and programs associated with each of the program elements; including Management Plan and Document Control. Under the On-Site Inspection – Records Audit, inspectors focus upon implementation of the program element. Inspectors will look for evidence that the policies, procedures and programs are in place in the plant and that records are being maintained.

The checklists are intended to be comprehensive. CAPP inspectors do not review each checklist annually, but attempt to review each checklist at least once every five years, with two exceptions. Management of Change and Incident Investigation records are reviewed annually.

The element audit checklists include a “Percentage Completion Score;” providing the facility a semi-quantitative evaluation of their compliance status. Program Procedure and Program Implementation are scored separately.

The checklists also consider “Management Plan and Document Control”. The management plan includes both a management system and an implementation plan. The management system addresses the qualified persons who have responsibility for the development, implementation and integration for each element; including relevant lines of authority. The implementation plan addresses the who, what, when, where, and how for each of the elements. The implementation plan establishes how each element is implemented at the facility, ensuring program continuity in the event of personnel changes. The implementation plan also includes how information and documentation is controlled and ensures that the most current information and documents are in use. Some of the checklists address these requirements in the “Management Plan and Document Control” section, while others have these requirements interspersed in each section of the checklist.

Checklist # Element Audit Checklist PDF Word
I Facility & Substance Information 17 KB file size 48 KB file size
II Process Safety Information 178 KB file size 61 KB file size
III Process Hazard Analysis 172 KB file size 55 KB file size
IV Standard Operating Procedures 181 KB file size 60 KB file size
V Training Program 232 KB file size 55 KB file size
VI Mechanical Integrity 98 KB file size 62 KB file size
VII Management of Change 223 KB file size 58 KB file size
VIII Pre-Startup Safety Review 155 KB file size 51 KB file size
IX Verification of Compliance Audit 157 KB file size 51 KB file size
X Incident Investigation 164 KB file size 54 KB file size
XI Employee Participation 77 KB file size 49 KB file size
XII Contractor Program 151 KB file size 50 KB file size
XIIIA Emergency Action Plan 179 KB file size 62 KB file size
XIIIB Emergency Response Plan 293 KB file size 74 KB file size
XIV Hazard Assessments 162 KB file size 57 KB file size

Data Forms

The audit data forms are used by CAPP inspectors to help structure various program data, thus facilitating review. Frequently, the inspectors ask the facility to complete these forms in advance of an inspection. The data forms also include a discussion of compliance topics, including examples in some cases.

Data Form # Data Form PDF Word
II Process Safety Information 517 KB file size 401 KB file size
III Process Hazard Analysis 79 KB file size 41 KB file size
IV Standard Operating Procedures 188 KB files size 67 KB file size
V Training Program 182 KB file size 101 file size
VI Mechanical Integrity 401 KB file size 227 KB file size
VII Management of Change 449 KB file size 185 KB file size
VIII Pre-Startup Safety Review Coming soon
IX Verification of Compliance Audit 10 KB file size 35 KB file size
X Incident Investigation 12 KB file size 38 KB file size
XI Employee Participation 36 KB file size 11 KB file size
XII Contractor Program 36 KB file size 12 KB file size
XIIIA Emergency Action Plan 68 KB file size 89 KB file size
XIIIB Emergency Response Plan 190 KB file size 89 KB file size
XIVA Hazard Assessments (Worst Case for Toxics) 106 KB file size 46 KB file size
XIVB Hazard Assessments (Alternative for Toxics) 99 KB file size 50 KB file size
XIVC Hazard Assessments (Worst Case for Flammables) 106 KB file size 46 KB file size
XIVD Hazard Assessments (Alternative for Flammables) 99 KB file size 50 KB file size