Governing Law and Regulations
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050 and regulations at 40 CFR 355, 40 CFR 370, and 40 CFR 372
North Carolina Hazardous Chemicals Right-to-Know Act, General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 95-173 to 95-218
Chemical information requests: N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-208
North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety Division of Emergency Management (DEM) North Carolina Emergency Response Commission (NCERC)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)
Local fire and police departments
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. North Carolina generally follows the following federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with some 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.
North Carolina has adopted the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) hazardous communication (or worker right-to-know) requirements. See the national section HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD for information about communicating hazardous substance information to employees.
Under the federal Clean Air Act, owners and operators of facilities with chemicals at certain quantities must have an approved risk management program that ...