Florida Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050, and regulations at 40 CFR 350 to 372

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Florida Hazardous Materials Emergency Response and Community Right-to-Know Act, Florida Statutes (FS) 252.81 to 252.91 and regulations at Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 9G-14

Tier II chemical inventory reporting:

Registration fees: FAC 9G-14.003

TRI reporting:

Filing fees: FAC 9G-14.0045

Late fees: FAC 27P-14.005

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements

TIER II CHEMICAL INVENTORY REPORTING

Tier II reports are due March 1. Facilities in ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements