Governing Law and Regulations
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Division of Emergency Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements for the following:
—Emergency planning notifications (EPCRA Section 302);
—Safety data sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311);
—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and
—Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313).
For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.
• Administration and enforcement. DCA is responsible for implementing EPCRA in Florida, with some delegation to the LEPCs. DCA also provides staff support to SERC. Enforcement actions are carried out by DCA.
EMERGENCY PLANNING NOTIFICATIONS