Governing Law and Regulations
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC): Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-600 to 22a-611
Chemical lists: CGS 22a-609
Chemical inventory: CGS 22a-610
Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting: CGS 22a-611
Penalties: CGS 22a-6b(a)(8)
Fire marshal notification: CGS 29-307a
Penalties: CGS 29-307a
Health director reports: CGS 25-39d
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)
Local fire departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Connecticut follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) in managing chemical information and notifications, with additional reporting requirements. For more information, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.
Manufacturers that sell certain chemicals must report to local health directors upon request. Connecticut requires certain manufacturing facilities to notify the local fire department within 30 days of receiving any hazardous material on-site. This information is only available to emergency workers, and the fire marshal is prohibited from disclosing it to the public. For details on this reporting requirement, see the state section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE.
See the national sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD and LABELS/PLACARDS/MARKINGS for details on workplace labeling and communicating information about hazardous substances to employees.
Under the federal Clean Air Act, owners and operators of ...