Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Review – CSB Incident Reporting Rule Submission Information and Data – 10-26-22

Last week the Chemical Safety Board updated their published list of reported chemical release incidents. They added 32 new incidents that occurred since the previous version was published in July. Two events from 2011 were also added to the list. These are not incidents that the CSB is investigating, these are incidents that were reported to the CSB under their Accidental Release Reporting rules (40 CFR 1604).


For more details about the data being reported by the CSB, including my list of incidents that perhaps should have been included in the list, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - https://patrickcoyle.substack.com/p/csb-incident-reporting-rule-submission - subscription required.

1 comment:

Rosearray said...

Has the CSB Dropped an Incident Investigation?

Recently the CSB updated their Investigation Closure Plan: https://www.csb.gov/assets/1/17/csb_report_schedule2.pdf?16849.

The only changes from the previous update of August 2, 2022 are the removal of the completed investigations for Sunoco (issued in September 2022) and Philadelphia Energy Solutions (issued in October 2022).

However, once again the supposed investigation of the Bio-Lab thermal decomposition event in Conyers, GA on 9/14/2020 is missing. It is still listed as a "current investigation" on the CSB website: https://www.csb.gov/bio-lab-chemical-release-/.

There is a Bio-Lab chemical fire and release in Lake Charles, LA on 8/27/2020 listed on the Investigation Closure Plan: https://www.csb.gov/bio-lab-chemical-fire-and-release-/.

So...has the CSB dropped the Bio-Lab Conyers, GA investigation? Or are they combining it with the Lake Charles, LA event, and planning to issue one report for both?

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