Search Frequent Questions https://www.epa.gov/faqs/search/rss/topics/1122-definitions-304539/topics/emergency-planning-and-community-right-know-304487 en Examples of an agent of a Professional Engineer https://www.epa.gov/node/222191 Except as provided in 40 CFR §112.6 for qualified facilities, a Professional Engineer (PE) or an agent of the PE must visit and examine the facility before the PE certifies an SPCC Plan (40 CFR §112.3(d)).  What are some examples of an agent of a PE? Tue, 25 May 2021 17:51:03 -0400 Oil Spills Prevention and Preparedness Regulations https://www.epa.gov/node/222191 What is a farm for purposes of the SPCC Rule? https://www.epa.gov/node/222197 In the December 2006 amendments to the SPCC Rule, EPA defined a farm as "a facility on a tract of land devoted to the production of crops or raising of animals, including fish, which produced and sold, or normally would have produced and sold, 1,000 or more of agricultural products during a Mon, 24 May 2021 19:03:38 -0400 Oil Spills Prevention and Preparedness Regulations https://www.epa.gov/node/222197 Agricultural use exemption and chemicals used for fish farming https://www.epa.gov/node/220909 Sections 311 and 312 require facility owners or operators to submit Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and annual inventory reports for any hazardous chemical subject to OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR §1910.1200(c)) which is present at a facility above a reportable threshold (40 CF Mon, 03 May 2021 14:50:29 -0400 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/node/220909 Agricultural use exemption and fuels https://www.epa.gov/node/220911 Does the agricultural use exemption, Section 311(e)(5), apply to fuels used by harvesting services to transport crops from the farm to the market or the food processor? Mon, 03 May 2021 15:01:09 -0400 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/node/220911 Do Sections 311 and 312 pre-empt exisiting state and local programs? https://www.epa.gov/node/220959 What effect will Sections 311 and 312 requirements have on existing State and local "Right-to-Know" programs? Mon, 03 May 2021 14:59:35 -0400 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/node/220959 Hazardous chemicals used in animal digestors or incinerators https://www.epa.gov/node/221003 Are hazardous chemicals used in equipment, such as an animal carcass digestor or incinerator, located on the grounds of a medical or veterinary facility exempt from the definition of hazardous chemical and, therefore, exempt from reporting under EPCRA Sections 311 and 312? Mon, 03 May 2021 14:08:20 -0400 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/node/221003 Is diesel fuel exempt when used solely to apply pesticides? https://www.epa.gov/node/221015 A citrus grove service owner stores pesticides and diesel fuel at his facility.  The owner's business consists of transporting the pesticides to citrus groves and applying them to trees.  This application is the only use of the pesticides; the owner does not sell them or use them in any other way Mon, 03 May 2021 11:09:03 -0400 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/node/221015 Must a facility aggregate EHSs from different mixtures? https://www.epa.gov/node/221033 With regard to thresholds in mixtures, how is reporting under Sections 311 and 312 handled if a facility has a number of different mixtures on-site and each is under 10,000 pounds but the mixtures contains an aggregated quantity of an extremely hazardous substance (EHS) that exceeds its reporting Mon, 03 May 2021 11:20:34 -0400 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/node/221033 Purchases but never receives or stores a hazardous chemical over threshold amount https://www.epa.gov/node/221037 If a facility purchases more than 10,000 pounds of a hazardous chemical for which OSHA requires an MSDS in a calendar year but never actually receives or stores more than the 10,000 pound threshold at one time, must the facility report under EPCRA Sections 311 and 312? Mon, 03 May 2021 14:05:24 -0400 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/node/221037 Should hazardous chemicals present in vehicles be considered as present in the "facility"? https://www.epa.gov/node/221053 The definition of "facility" for EPCRA Sections 311 and 312 does not include "motor vehicles, rolling stock and aircraft." Do hazardous chemicals present in cars, trucks, forklifts and other vehicles need to be considered for Sections 311 and 312 reporting as present in the "f Mon, 03 May 2021 14:22:21 -0400 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/node/221053 Threshold calculations for acid mixtures https://www.epa.gov/node/221059 Do you apply the whole weight of an acid mixture towards the threshold under EPCRA Sections 311 and 312 or just the percentage of acid stated on the material safety data sheet (MSDS)? Mon, 03 May 2021 11:50:04 -0400 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/node/221059 Why does EPA recommend submitting a list for EPCRA 311? https://www.epa.gov/node/221075 Why does EPA recommend submitting a list rather than Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to meet the requirements of Section 311? Mon, 03 May 2021 12:40:38 -0400 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/node/221075 Facilities that close during a reporting year https://www.epa.gov/node/221105 A facility storing hazardous chemicals on site permanently ceases operations and notifies the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).  Since the facility will no longer be in operation on March 1 of the following year, must the owner/operator of the closed facility submit a Tier I or Tier II Mon, 03 May 2021 11:49:44 -0400 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/node/221105 Tier II submission fees https://www.epa.gov/node/221131 Are there any fees associated with the submission of a Tier II form? Mon, 03 May 2021 11:06:49 -0400 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/node/221131 "Regulatory Synonym" listings in Table 302.4 of 40 CFR 302.4 https://www.epa.gov/node/221189 What determines whether a "Regulatory Synonym" is listed for a substance in Table 302.4 of 40 CFR 302.4? Mon, 03 May 2021 12:30:43 -0400 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/node/221189