Regulatory and Reporting Information for Government
Several key laws and regulations serve as the foundation of EPA's emergency management program. State and local governments play an important role in implementing some of EPA’s emergency management regulations.
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Requirements
Part of EPCRA helps local communities prepare for and respond to chemical accidents by requiring communities to develop emergency response plans.
- Local Emergency Planning Requirements
- Emergency Release Notification Requirements
- Hazardous Chemical Storage Reporting Requirements
National Contingency Plan (NCP) Product Schedule
Provides for a schedule of dispersants, other chemicals, and other spill mitigating devices and substances that may be authorized for use on oil discharges.
Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation
Federal oil pollution prevention regulations include requirements for some facilities to prepare and implement Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans and Facility Response Plans (FRPs). These regulations may also be supplemented with state and local requirements.
Reporting Requirements - Oil Discharge and Hazardous Substance Release
Regulated facilities must report discharges of oil or releases of hazardous substances to EPA, other federal agencies, and/or state and local government agencies.
Risk Management Plan (RMP)
Facilities that produce, handle, process, distribute, or store certain chemicals must develop a hazard assessment, a prevention program, and an emergency response program. States that choose to take delegation of the RMP Program become the Implementing Agency for that State. Governement officals may also review RMP information.