An official website of the United States government.

We've made some changes to If the information you are looking for is not here, you may be able to find it on the EPA Web Archive or the January 19, 2017 Web Snapshot.

Water Resilience

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018: Spill Notification and Access to Chemical Inventory Data

On October 23, 2018, America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) was signed into law, amending the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The attached fact sheet provides an overview of these amendments to EPCRA, which require that:

  • Community water systems receive prompt notification of releases that are reportable under EPCRA, section 304.
  • Community water systems are given access to hazardous chemical inventory data that is reported under EPCRA, section 312.

Frequently Asked Questions about AWIA Section 2018

You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.