The Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, also referred to as SARA (Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act) establishes reporting requirements for facilities handling certain types of chemicals:
Section 302 – U.S.EPA has designated 356 chemicals as Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS). If you have any of these at your facility above threshold planning quantities (TPQ), EPCRA requires a one time notification to your state Emergency Response Comission (SERC) and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). Section 302 also sets reportable quantities (RQs) for Ehs.
Sections 311/312 – The presence of any chemical requiring a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) above threshold levels (typically 10,000 lbs or the TPQ if an EHS) at any given time requires:
–Submittal of SDS’s to FD, LEPC and SERC
–Annual submittals of Tier II reports (March 1st)
Section 313 – Facilities within certain SIC codes with listed toxic chemicals (650 chemicals and categories) over reporting thresholds (10,000 or 25,000 lbs) require annual Form R (TRI) reporting (July 1st).
JAS Environmental can assist you in determining if your facility is regulated under EPCRA, as well as preparing Tier II
and Form R submittals.
Also, the USEPA List of Lists provides TPQ and RQs for EHSs and 313 chemicals.
Additional information can be found at USEPA EPCRA webpage.