EPCRA (Non-Section 313) Guidance
On this page:
- EPCRA Fact Sheets
- Revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standards (HCS)
- Reporting Options of Section 311 and 312 and Interpretation
- Reporting Guidance: Ice Rinks Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
- Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Guide for Oil and Gas Operations
- Hazardous Chemical Reporting Advisory: Facilities Operating in the Plastics Industry
These fact sheets provide an overview of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know-Act (EPCRA) and its reporting requirements.
Sheet: Safety Data Sheets with New OSHA Physical and Health Hazard Classes and Tier II Reporting Issued: December 2018
EPA issued a fact sheet on the revisions to OSHA HCS due to its adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The fact sheet describes how the changes may affect reporting requirements under EPCRA Section 311 and 312.
EPA provided draft guidance in the preamble to the June 8, 1998, proposed rule (63 FR 31268) to streamline the reporting requirements for facilities under sections 311 and 312 of EPCRA. EPA did not propose any regulatory changes, but sought comments on the reporting options. EPA is now providing guidance on the reporting options. The objective for this guidance is also to provide state and local agencies with flexibility in implementing sections 311 and 312 of EPCRA.
EPA developed this document to assist ice rink owners and operators in communicating effectively with their state and local emergency planners and responders as required under the federal community right-to-know regulations. Protecting the community from potential risks, including those associated with ammonia refrigeration systems operations, is the main goal of EPCRA.
This brochure covers drilling and production facility reporting, and annual reporting, for oil and gas operations under EPCRA.
The purpose of this advisory is to raise awareness in the plastics industry of the hazardous chemical reporting requirements of Sections 311 and 312 of EPCRA.