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The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) is designed to improve community access to information about chemical hazards and to facilitate the development of chemical emergency response plans by tribal governments.

EPCRA and its regulations at 40 CFR Parts 350-372 establish four types of reporting obligations for facilities that store or managed specified chemicals:

EPCRA and Tribes
Under EPCRA and 40 CFR Parts 350-372, tribes can establish tribal emergency response commissions (TERCs), which are responsible for coordinating certain emergency response activities and can appoint tribal emergency planning committees (TEPCs)

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