Nationwide Survey of EPCRA Implementing Agencies
EPA has conducted nationwide surveys of agencies that implement the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
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EPA conducted the first survey of the State Emergency Response Commissions. The purpose of the survey was to learn how EPCRA is currently implemented at the state and local levels as required by the 1986 legislation, as well as its amendments of certain provisions in 2018. SERCs are responsible for implementing the EPCRA provisions in each state and territory. The agency conducted this survey to gather information on current practices, challenges, and gaps, including successes and best practices in implementing EPCRA. In addition, EPA asked the states to provide information on their Local Emergency Planning Committees--active vs. inactive--and if their planning districts have developed/updated response plans to address potential chemical accidents.
Note: The agency received responses from 50 states and two territories. A few states omitted responses to some of the questions, however, the report includes an analysis of responses to all 86 questions in the survey. The report includes the results and analysis.
EPA has conducted nationwide surveys of the Local Emergency Planning Committees with the goals of tracking their progress by assessing their activities and learning their practices and preferences regarding several important issues. These important issues include their communication with local citizens, proactive accident prevention efforts, and the effectiveness of selected EPA products and services.
Below are the final survey reports: