Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
  State of Nevada
Division of Environmental Protection
  Bureau of Air Pollution Control
  901 So. Stewart St., Suite 4001 • Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 687-9349 • FAX: (775) 687-6396
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Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP)

The purpose of the Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP) is clearly stated in NRS 459.380:

  1. Protect the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of this state from the effects of the improper handling of hazardous chemicals at the point where they are produced, used or stored in this state or where explosives are manufactured for sale;

       
       CAPP regulates 40+ facilities handling nearly 30 Million Pounds of Highly Hazardous Substances
        
  2. Ensure that the employees of this state who are required to work with hazardous chemicals or explosives are guaranteed a safe and healthful working environment;

  3. Protect the natural resources of this state by preventing and mitigating accidental or unexpected releases of hazardous chemicals into the environment; and

  4. Ensure the safe and adequate handling of hazardous chemicals produced, used, stored or handled; and explosives that are manufactured for sale in this state.


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