Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Emergency Management Act, Utah Code Annotated 63K-3-101 to 63K-3-301
Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)
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. Utah follows the following federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with some unique state-specific reporting procedures:
—Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311);
—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and
—Toxic 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 DEQ has primary responsibility for administering and enforcing chemical information reporting requirements under EPCRA, with some authority delegated to LEPCs.
Facilities are encouraged to contact their LEPC and local fire department to discuss emergency plans and needs.
TIER II CHEMICAL INVENTORY REPORTING
Tier II reports are due March 1. Facilities in Utah are encouraged to generate Tier II reports using EPA's Tier2 Submit software and submit the reports via the state's online Tier 2 submission portal.
LEPCs, or Emergency Management Directors, and local fire departments should be contacted to determine their specific reporting requirements.
Utah facilities should submit ...