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New York 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 350 to 372

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Tier II Chemical Inventory Reporting:

New York hazard notification law: New York General Municipal Law (GMU), Section 209-U

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting:

State agency facilities: New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 37-0301 to 37-0307

Regulatory Agencies

New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services New York State Office of Emergency Management (OEM) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP)

New York Department of State Office of Fire Prevention and Control

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local police and fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New York 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:

—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. The DEC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administer and enforce the TRI requirements. The SERC oversees the administration of all other EPCRA requirements within the state, except for Tier II reporting requirements in ...


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