Arkansas Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency planning and response:

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Arkansas Remedial Action Trust Fund Act (RATFA), Arkansas Code Annotated (AR Code Ann.) 8-7-501 to 8-7-525

Arkansas Emergency Services Act, AR Code Ann. 12-75-101 to 12-75-133

Arkansas Hazardous and Toxic Materials Emergency Notification Act, AR Code Ann. 12-79-101 to 12-79-106

Arkansas SERC/LEPC Act, AR Code Ann. 12-82-101 to 12-82-104

Arkansas Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Emergency Management Act, AR Code Ann. 12-84-101 to 12-84-107

Contingency plan: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 23.264.56(i) and AR Reg. 23.265.56(i)

Drinking water: Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Rules, Public Water Supplies, Section VII(G)

Oil spills: Oil and Gas Commission Regulations (Rule) B-34

Regulatory Agencies

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas generally follows the federal rules for emergency planning and response activities to prevent hazardous substance releases and oil spills, chemical accidents, and other emergencies, with additional state planning requirements. See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for federal requirements. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) also requires a fee to accompany hazardous chemical inventory reporting under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). See the state section COMMUNITY ...

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