Governing Law and Regulations
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050, and regulations at 40 CFR 355
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES)
New Hampshire Department of Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
Local fire departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Hampshire follows the following federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with some 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).
For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.
• Administration and enforcement. DES and EPA administer and enforce the federal emergency planning and response rules. The Department of Safety is designated as the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and is the recipient of EPCRA reporting forms. Facilities are encouraged to contact their LEPC and local fire department to discuss emergency plans and needs.
TIER II CHEMICAL INVENTORY REPORTING
Tier II report are due March 1. Facilities in New Hampshire are required to generate Tier II reports using EPA's Tier2 Submit software, and e-mail the reports as an electronic file attachment to the State of New Hampshire's Tier II Program ...