Building Or Buying A Biofuel Plant? Think PSM

Law360, New York (June 9, 2010, 10:39 AM EDT) -- Most people in the petroleum industry are familiar with the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. We were reminded of it after seeing headlines describing $87,000,000 in fines issued by OSHA to a BP petroleum refinery in Texas City, Texas.

However, many smaller producers of biofuel and even some large producers have been surprised to find out that OSHA also requires biofuel producers to comply with its PSM standard too.

This standard is one of the most onerous regulations in OSHA's rulebook. If a biofuel facility...
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