Emergency Planning and Community
Right-To-Know Act Self-Assessment Tools
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know (EPCRA),
also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization
Act (SARA), requires States to establish a process for developing local
chemical emergency preparedness programs and to receive and disseminate
information on hazardous chemicals present at facilities within local
communities. EPCRA also requires EPA to establish a publicly available
toxic chemical release inventory consisting of facility-specific chemical
release and waste management information. The implementing regulations
for EPCRA are found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in 40 CFR
, 370 , and 372 Below are available checklists and audit protocols to help organizations
determine their compliance with EPCRA.
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Protocol for Conducting
Environmental Compliance Audits under the Emergency Planning and Community-Right-To-Know
Act This protocol was developed by EPA in 2001 to assist businesses and organizations in conducting thorough and comprehensive environmental audits under the Emergency Planning and Community-Right-Know Act (EPCRA). It provides guidance on key requirements, defines regulatory terms, and includes detailed checklists.
311/312 Inspection Checklist - This is a brief checklist used by EPA inspectors when determining a facility's compliance with EPCRA 311/312.