Connecticut Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC): Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-600 to 22a-611

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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

Regulatory Agencies

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.

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