Governing Law and Regulations
Emergency planning and response:
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
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 ...