The Act establishes requirements for federal, state and local governments, Indian tribes, and industry regarding emergency planning and “Community Right-to-Know” reporting on hazardous and toxic chemicals. The Community Right-to-Know provisions help increase the public’s knowledge and access to information on chemicals at individual facilities, their uses, and releases into the environment. States and communities, working with facilities, can use the information to improve chemical safety and protect public health and the environment.
There are four major provisions of EPCRA:
Emergency Planning (Sections 301 — 303)
Emergency Release Notification (Section 304)
Hazardous Chemical Storage Reporting (Sections 311 — 312)
Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (Section 313)
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The Superfund, TRI, EPCRA, RMP & Oil Information Center (also referred to as “the Call Center”) is a publicly accessible service that provides up-to-date information on several EPA programs. The Information Center does not provide regulatory interpretations. It does, however, maintain up-to-date information on the availability and distribution of publications and other resources pertaining to its program areas.
Call 800-424-9346 or 703-412-9810 in the Washington, DC area.
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