Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP)

CAPP regulates 40 plus facilities handling nearly 30 million pounds of highly hazardous substances.
CAPP regulates 55+ facilities handling nearly 53 Million Pounds of Highly Hazardous Substances

The purpose of the Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP) pursuant to 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 or explosives at the point where:
(a) The chemicals are produced, used or stored in this State; or
(b) The explosives are manufactured for sale in this State;
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:
(a) Hazardous chemicals that are produced, used, stored or handled in this State; and
(b) Explosives that are manufactured for sale in this State.

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