Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous substances:

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Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 USC 9611 to 9675

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050

Extremely hazardous substances (EHSs): 40 CFR 355 Appendix A

Hazardous substance releases: 42 USC 9601 and 40 CFR 300

Petroleum storage:

Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA): 33 USC 2701 to 2761

Spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plans: 40 CFR 112

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 40 CFR 280 and 40 CFR 281

Hazardous waste storage: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 USC 6901 to 6992k and 40 CFR 264.170 to 264.200

Toxic substance storage:

Risk Management Program: Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) Section 112(r) and 40 CFR 68

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): 40 CFR 710

Transportation and storage of hazardous materials: 49 CFR 171 to 179

Hazard communication: 29 CFR 1910.1200

Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) requirements: 15 USC 1261 to 1278 and regulations at 16 CFR 1500 to 1512

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

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

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

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