Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know
The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA) requires that Facilities that use extremely hazardous substances provide information to Community Emergency Planning groups. The intent is two-fold: the community is entitled to know about any substances that may affect the health or well-being of its citizenry, and the Community can better prepare for any emergencies involving those substances
40 CFR 355 and 370
Keys to compliance for Supervisors
- Assist EHS personnel in inventorying chemicals on campus by identifying all chemical materials within your facility.
- If a spill or release of any chemical covered by this act occurs, immediately notify EHS, so they can notify all legally required agencies, and coordinate cleanup and recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I know if I’m using any of the chemicals covered by this act?
A. EHS can assist you. Chemicals in research laboratories are exempt; those in stock rooms and teaching labs are not. Use the link below for further information
Links to written programs, further information