Governing Law and Regulations
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements for the following:
—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 Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is responsible for implementing EPCRA in Florida, with some delegation to the Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs). The DEM also provides staff support to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). Enforcement actions are carried out by the DEM.
TIER II CHEMICAL INVENTORY REPORTING
Tier II reports are due March 1. Facilities in ...