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Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the purpose and scope of EPCRA, and your facility’s main responsibilities for compliance
  • Identify any regulated substances stored at your facility that are subject to EPCRA reporting
  • Understand your facility’s reporting requirements with regard to the storage or release of a regulated substance
     

Available in English

8 Minutes

This lesson provides information about your facility’s EPCRA reporting responsibilities, and covers how to report the storage or release of a hazardous substance.

Course Outline
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Overview
Regulations
  • Code of Federal Regulations 40, Part 355, Sections 302, 303, 304, 311, 312, 313
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
  • Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, List of Extremely Hazardous Substances and Threshold Planning Quantities, Appendix A to Part 355
  • MSDS Online, Tier II Hazardous Chemical Inventory Reports: What You Need To Know About the Annual Deadline, February 9, 2017
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services, What is the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), TOXMAP Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers)