PUB595 - Other Federal Requirements Concerning the Environment

Department of Natural Resources fact sheet
11/2017
Department of Natural Resources Director: Carol S. Comer
PUB595fedreqs

Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act
The Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, also known as SARA Title III, is essentially made up of two parts, the Emergency Planning portion and the Community Right-to-Know. The Emergency Planning portion requirements provide the needed information for communities to plan for and respond to emergencies. For more information on Tier II Reporting requirements contact the Environmental Protection Agency at 800-424-9346 or go online at epa.gov/epcra.

The Community Right-to-Know portion is commonly known as the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) or Section 313 reporting. It is also sometimes called Form R reporting. For more information on TRI reporting requirements contact the Environmental Protection Agency at 202-566-0250 or go online at epa.gov/tri.

Toxic Substance Control Act
The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), originally passed in 1976 and later amended, applies to manufacturers, processors, importers, distributors, users, and disposers of chemical substances or mixtures. The federal regulations administered by Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) can be found in 40 CFR 700 to 799. For more information about TSCA reporting, requirements contact the Environmental Protection Agency at 202-564-3810 or go online at epa.gov/oppt/.