Oklahoma 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

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Oklahoma Occupational Health and Safety Standards Act, 40 Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (OSA) 401 et seq., and regulations at Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 380:40-1-2

Federal Hazard Communication Standard: 29 CFR 1910.1200

Oklahoma Hazardous Materials Planning and Notification Act (Notification Act), 27A OSA 4-2-101 et seq. and regulations at OAC 252:20-1-1 to 252:20-1-7

Tier 2 reporting: OAC 252:20-1-4

Trade secrets: OAC 252:20-1-5 and OAC 252:20-1-6

Fees: OAC 252:20-1-7

Regulatory Agencies

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Customer Services Division

Oklahoma Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Commission (OHMERC)

Oklahoma Department of Labor (DOL) Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH) Unit

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

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 6

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire department

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oklahoma adopts by reference the federal rules for Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) hazardous substance and extremely hazardous substance inventory reporting and toxic release inventory (TRI) reporting requirements, with additional reporting and fee requirements. Tier 2 reports must be submitted electronically to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). To review federal EPCRA reporting requirements, refer to the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.

Oklahoma does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health worker right-to-know program; therefore, private sector employers are governed by the federal hazard communication requirements. Public sector employers in Oklahoma must follow the state hazard communication requirements. The state has adopted the federal hazard communication standard by reference. See the national sections

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