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

Cornerstone provides site specific auditing and reporting to meet EPCRA requirements including:

  • EPCRA/SARA Title III, Section 302 (Reporting of Extremely Hazardous Substances)
  • EPCRA/SARA Title III, Section 311 (Reporting of Hazardous Substances)
  • EPCRA/SARA Title III, Section 312 (Tier II Reporting)
  • EPCRA/SARA Title III, Section 313 (Toxic Release Inventory “Form R”)
  • EPCRA/SARA Title III, Section 304 (Emergency Release Notification)

EPCRA Consulting Services, EPCRA Compliance, EPCRA Recordkeeping, EPCRA Reporting, 42 U.S.C. §11001 et seq. (1986)


Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act Overview

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

EPCRA was passed in response to concerns regarding the environmental and safety hazards posed by the storage and handling of toxic chemicals. These concerns were triggered by the disaster in Bhopal, India, in which more than 2,000 people suffered death or serious injury from the accidental release of methyl isocyanate. To reduce the likelihood of such a disaster in the United States, Congress imposed requirements on both states and regulated facilities.

Source: www.epa.gov.  For more information on EPCRA, visit http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/lawsregs/epcraover.htm.