Governing Law and Regulations
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC): Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-600 to 22a-611
Safety data sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting: CGS 22a-609
Tier II hazardous chemical inventory reporting: CGS 22a-610
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting: CGS 22a-611
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)
Local fire departments
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Connecticut 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
—Toxics 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. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) administers and enforces Connecticut's community right-to-know program. DEEP works with the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) in implementing EPCRA provisions, overseeing Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) activities, and providing training and grant opportunities to the LEPCs.
SDS OR CHEMICAL LIST REPORTING
Connecticut follows the federal rules for EPCRA Section 311 reporting. A chemical list, or copies of ...