SERC: Laws and Regulations

Laws and Regulations
 
The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was enacted by Congress on October 17, 1986 as an outgrowth of concern over the protection of the public from chemical emergencies and dangers. 
 
State Laws Defining the EPCRA Program 
Federal Laws Defining the EPCRA Program
Note: 40 CFR Part 355 means that the federal regulation is in Volume 40, Part 355 of the Code of Federal Regulations.  EPA is finalizing changes to the Emergency Planning Notification, Emergency Release Notification and Hazardous Chemical Reporting regulations that were proposed on June 8, 1998.  This final action (Final Rule-December 3, 2008) includes minor revisions to the Emergency Planning Notification, Emergency Release Notification and Hazardous Chemical Reporting regulations, codifying statutory requirements, and clarifying certain interpretations and policy statements that EPA has provided to the regulated community.  The Agency is in the process of finalizing the plain language format of the regulations.   
 
Relevant Sections of  EPCRA   CT General Statutes, Title 22a, Chapter 446l    
Federal Code, Title 42, Chapter 116 
December 3, 2008
Final Rule 
Establishment of the SERC, Planning Districts and LEPC Section 22a-601 Subchapter I,  11001 
40 CFR Part 355
Designation, Reportable Quantities and Notification Emergency Planning and Notification
 
Section 22a-607 Subchapter I,  11002 Final Rule 12/3/08, 40 CFR Part 355
 
Section 22a-603 Final Rule 12/3/08, 40 CFR Part 355
Emergency Release Notification
 
Section 22a-608 Subchapter I,  11004 Final Rule 12/3/08, 40 CFR Part 355
Hazardous Chemical Reporting and Material Safety Data Sheets Section 22a-609 Subchapter I, 11021 Final Rule 12/3/08, 40 CFR Part 370
Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory (Tier II) Reporting Section 22a-610 Subchapter II,  11022 Final Rule 12/3/08, 40 CFR Part 370
Trade Secrets
n/a
Subchapter III,  11042 40 CFR Part 350
Provision of Information to Health Professionals, Doctors & Nurses
n/a
Subchapter III,  11043 40 CFR Part 350.40
Definitions
n/a
Subchapter III,  11049 Final Rule 12/3/08
Toxic Release Reporting Requirements  
Section 22a-611
40 CFR Part 372

Other Relevant Regulations, Rules and Websites
Guidance or Statutory References Regarding other State Reporting Requirements that do not fall under EPCRA 
Further Information and Contacts

For further information regarding the EPCRA laws and regulations, please contact the U.S. Federal Superfund, TRI, EPCRA, Risk Management Plans and Oil Information Center by phone at 800-424-9346 or TDD is 800-553-7672 or www.epa.gov/superfund/contacts/infocenter/ .

or contact

State Emergency Response Commission
c/o Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
860-424-3373
deep.ctepcra@ct.gov
 
Content Last Updated July 2, 2012