Louisiana Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050, and regulations at 40 CFR 355 to 372

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Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970: 15 USC 651 to 678 and 29 CFR 1910

Hazardous Material Information Development, Preparedness, and Response Act (Louisiana Community Right-to-Know Act), Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 30:2361 to 30:2379 and regulations at Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.10101 to 10123

Section 311—MSDS Reporting:

Lower reporting threshold: LAC 33:V.10109

Section 312—Chemical Inventory:

Tier II electronic reporting: LAC 33:V.10119

Alternate reporting method: LAC 33:V.10107

Tier II reporting fees: LAC 33:V.10121

Civil penalties: LRS 30:2373 and LAC 33:V.10117

Regulatory Agencies

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Assessment Air Permits Division

Louisiana Emergency Response Commission (LERC) Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPSC) Office of State Police Transportation and Environmental Safety Section Right-to-Know Unit

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire and police departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana's community right-to-know rules are stricter than the federal Emergency EPCRA requirements. The state prefers submission of a chemical list rather than the material safety data sheets (MSDSs). Louisiana follows the federal Tier II chemical inventory rules except that the state rules incorporate electronic filing, lower threshold reporting quantities ...

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