Massachusetts 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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Massachusetts Hazardous Substance Disclosure by Employers Act (commonly referred to as the Massachusetts Right-to-Know Act (MRTKA)), Massachusetts General Laws (MGL), Chapter 111F and regulations at 105 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 670.001 to 670.030 and 310 CMR 33.01 to 33.09

Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA), MGL, Chapter 21I, Section 1 to Section 23

Safety data sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting: 310 CMR 33.01 to 33.09

Massachusetts Substances List (MSL): 105 CMR 670.010 and 105 CMR 670.000, Appendix A

Exceptions to SDS reporting: 310 CMR 33.08

Public disclosure petitions: 310 CMR 33.01 to 33.09

Tier II chemical inventory reporting: 40 CFR 370.40 to 370.45

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting:

TURA applicability: 310 CMR 50.31

Toxics use reporting: 310 CMR 50.01 to 50.97

TURA fees: 301 CMR 40.03

Waiver of fees: 301 CMR 40.05

Massachusetts Toxic or Hazardous Substance List: 301 CMR 41.00 to 41.07

TURA plan requirements: 310 CMR 50.40 to 50.48

Plan summary: 310 CMR 50.47

Facility information: 310 CMR 50.43

Production unit information: 310 CMR 50.44

Regulatory Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA)

University of Massachusetts at Lowell Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)

Local fire and police departments

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