Michigan Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan 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 the 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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Michigan emergency planning law: Act No. 67, Public Acts of 1986

Michigan Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know: Executive Order (E.O.) 1994-17

Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Michigan SARA Title III Program

Michigan Department of State Police Emergency Management Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan follows the following federal EPCRA reporting requirements under SARA Title III, with unique state-specific reporting procedures:

—Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311);

—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and

—Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313).

There are no SARA Title III reporting fees in Michigan.

For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's SARA Title III Program, on behalf of the SERC and EPA, administer and enforce the community right-to-know rules in Michigan, with some local authority delegated to LEPCs.

The Michigan State Police are responsible for the emergency planning aspects of EPCRA. Facilities are encouraged to contact the Michigan State Police's Emergency Management ...

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Michigan Community Right to Know Resources

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Forms Trade Secret Substantiation Form
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