Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN)
EPA's National Network of laboratories that can be accessed as needed to support large scale environmental responses.
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Requirements
These requirements help communities prepare for and respond to chemical accidents by requiring facilities to report chemical storage and release information and communities to develop emergency response plans.
Emergency Response and Cleanup Actions
EPA coordinates and implements a wide range of activities to ensure that adequate and timely response measures are taken in communities affected by hazardous substances and oil releases.
Facility Response Plan (FRP) Rule
As part of the Oil Pollution Prevention regulation, some facilities that store and use oil must prepare and submit plans to respond to a worst-case discharge of oil and to a substantial threat of such a discharge.
Local Governments Reimbursement (LGR) Program
EPA's program helps local governments pay for emergency response measures.
National Contingency Plan (NCP) Subpart J Product Schedule
Subpart J provides for a schedule of dispersants, other chemicals, and other spill mitigating devices and substances that may be authorized for use on oil discharges.
Reporting Oil Discharges and Hazardous Substance Releases
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 and report to EPA an accident prevention plan including a hazard assessment, a prevention history, and an emergency response program.
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule
As part of the Oil Pollution Prevention regulation, specific facilities must prepare, amend, and implement SPCC Plans.