Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and Federal Facilities
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- Federal Facility Compliance with EPCRA
- Basics of EPCRA
- EPA Enforcement
- State Enforcement
- Tribal Enforcement
- Citizen Enforcement
- EPA EPCRA Regulations
- EPA EPCRA Policies and Guidance
Section 3(j)(i) of Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, 80 Fed. Regis. 15871 (March 25, 2015) requires federal agecies to report in accordance with the requirements of sections 301 through 313 of EPCRA.
Facilities Covered Under EPCRA
Facility Responsibilities Under EPCRA
- Providing SERCs with information on extremely hazardous substances being used, produced or stored at their facilities, and other information necessary to support LEPCs in developing emergency plans for chemical accidents;
- Submitting copies of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), a list of its hazardous chemicals grouped by hazard category, or their TRI reporting form to the EPA, SERC, LEPC, and local fire department.
- Participating in the local emergency planning process as a facility emergency response coordinator.
- Developing a pollution prevention strategy for each covered facility.
- Notifying the SERC and LEPC of releases of listed EHSs and hazardous substances and providing written follow-up emergency notice to the SERC and LEPC.
Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting
- Notifying EPA and a state, or tribal authority annually about chemicals on the TRI list they manufacture, process. or otherwise use.
- List of Lists: Consolidated List of Chemicals Subject to EPCRA and Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act
- Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Reporting Program: Forms and Instructions
- Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Frequent Questions
- EPCRA Section 313 Questions and Answers Addendum for Federal Facilities
- Guidance on Reporting Options for Sections 311 and 312 and Some Interpretations (June 2010)