Pennsylvania Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous Material Emergency Planning and Response Act (Act 165), 35 Pennsylvania Statutes (Pa. Stat.) 6022.101 to 6022.307

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Section 311-Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Reporting: 35 Pa. Stat. 6022.205

Section 312-Tier II Reporting: 35 Pa. Stat. 6022.205 and 35 Pa. Stat. 6022.207

Section 312-Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting: 35 Pa. Stat. 6022.205 and 35 Pa. Stat. 6022.207

Pennsylvania Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act (Act 159), 35 Pa. Stat. 7301 to 7320, and regulations at 34 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 301, 34 Pa. Code 305, 34 Pa. Code 307, and 34 Pa. Code 309

Hazardous substance list: 34 Pa. Code 323.1 to 323.6 and 34 Pa. Code 323 Appendix A

Hazardous substance survey: 34 Pa. Code 303.1

Environmental hazard survey: 34 Pa. Code 303.2

Regulatory Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) Bureau of PENNSAFE

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council (PEMC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3

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. Pennsylvania's Hazardous Material Emergency Planning and Response Act (Act 165) implements the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), with additional fee and MSDS reporting requirements. For federal EPCRA requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.

Pennsylvania's Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act (Act 159) and regulations require employers to prepare ...


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

Pennsylvania Community Right to Know Resources

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Forms TRI Fee Calculation Worksheet
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