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South Korea CCA: Submitting an Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA)

As the maximum grace period will come to an end, industry has lots of concerns over Chemicals Control Act (CCA) implementation. Most concerns are about Off-Site Consequence Analyses, which is newly required to be submitted in CCA and is difficult for enterprises to prepare by themselves. This article will show you what the OCA is, the contents of OCA, and government's supporting on preparing OCA.
As the maximum grace period will come to an end on 31 Dec 2019, industry has lots of concerns over CCA implementation[1]. Most concerns are about Off-Site Consequence Analyses, which is newly required to be submitted in CCA and is difficult for enterprises to prepare by themselves.

1. What is Off-Site Consequence Analyses?

According Chemicals Control Act[2](CCA), Off-site consequence analyses (OCA) is an analysis report outlining hazards and risks in a hazardous chemical facility and assesses the hypothetical negative impacts of an accident involving hazardous chemicals on people or the environment around the place of business.
As described in OCA teaching materials released by KCMA (Korea Chemicals Management Association[3], the OCA institution is to ascertain whether hazardous chemicals handling facilities are designed or installed safely and in such a way as to avoid or minimize the risk of accidents and damage to surrounding people or the environment.

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