Governing Law and Regulations
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050 and regulations at 40 CFR 355 to 372
Arkansas SERC/LEPC Act, Arkansas Code Annotated (AR Code Ann.) 12-82-101 to 12-82-104
Arkansas HAZMAT Emergency Management Act, AR Code Ann. 12-84-101 to 12-84-107
Fees: AR Code Ann. 12-84-106
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) Office of Hazardous Materials Arkansas Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)
Local fire and police departments
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arkansas follows the following federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements:
—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. ADEM and EPA administer and enforce the community right-to-know rules in Arkansas. ADEM encourages facilities to contact their LEPC and local fire department to discuss emergency plans and needs.
TIER II CHEMICAL INVENTORY REPORTING
Arkansas requires facilities to prepare Tier II reports using EPA's current Tier2 Submit reporting software program and submit the output files electronically either:
- Through ADEM's Tier II report ...