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

Hazardous substance inventory: 19 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 2652 to 2656

Regulatory Agencies

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) California Emergency Management Agency (Cal/EMA)

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) California Chemical Emergency Planning and Response Commission (CPERC)

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)

Local administering agencies (AAs)

Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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 ...

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California Community Right to Know Resources

Type Title
Forms Trade Secret Substantiation Form
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