California Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis
California Community Right to Know: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) (also known as Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III), 42 USC 11001 to 11050, and regulations at 40 CFR 350 to 372
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California community right-to-know: California Health and Safety Code (CH & SC) 25500 to 25547.2
California Toxic Release Inventory Program Act, CH & SC 25546 to 25546.5
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. California's community right-to-know rules are stricter than the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) requirements. In California, both federal and state community right-to-know laws are coordinated through the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal/EMA). Local community right-to-know ordinances also exist in some cities and counties within California. California also has lower reporting thresholds for nonextremely hazardous substances (EHS) chemicals. See the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW for federal requirements.
California generally follows the federal rules for emergency planning and ...