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EPCRA Reporting


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.

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