Amendments to EPCRA – America’s Water Infrastructure Act
On October 23, 2018, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) was signed into law, amending EPCRA's emergency release notification and hazardous chemical inventory provisions. The revisions require that community water systems 1.) receive prompt notification of any reportable release of an EPCRA extremely hazardous substance (EHS) or a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) hazardous substance that potentially affects their source water and 2.) have access to Tier II information (i.e., hazardous chemical inventory data). These requirements went into effect immediately upon signing the law.