Oct. 17 - US: Final Amendments to EPCRA Regulations

Posted Date: 
Friday, October 17, 2008

A bulletin from the EPA:

On October 17, 2008, EPA finalized several changes to the Emergency Planning (Section 302), Emergency Release Notification (Section 304) and Hazardous Chemical Reporting (Sections 311 and 312) regulations that were proposed on June 8, 1998 (63 FR 31268). These changes include clarification on how to report hazardous chemicals in mixtures, and changes to Tier I and Tier II forms. Additionally, the rules now use a question and answer format. Facilities subject to EPCRA reporting, State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs), Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and fire departments should become familiar with the new regulation...

Please note that we are providing this unofficial pre-publication copy of the Federal Register Notice (signed October 17, 2008) for public reference. This document has not been published in the Federal Register and is not an official version of the final rule. The official rule will be available here once it is published by the Federal Register Office. This final rule is effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.

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