Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Manufacturing Facility Community Right-to-Know Act, 6 Texas Health and Safety Code (H&SC) 505.001 to 505.016 and regulations at 25 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 295.181 to 295.183
Texas Public Employer Community Right-to-Know Act, 6 H&SC 506.001 to 506.017 and regulations at 25 TAC 295.181 to 295.183
Texas Nonmanufacturing Facilities Community Right-to-Know Act, 6 H&SC 507.001 to 507.013 and regulations at 25 TAC 295.181 to 295.183
Section 311—Chemical List: 25 TAC 295.182
Citizen access: 25 TAC 295.182(c)
Section 312—Hazardous Chemical Inventory Reporting: 25 TAC 295.181 to 295.183
Section 313—Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting: Texas Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Act, 5 H&SC 370.001 to 370.008
TRI fee: H&SC 370.008
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)
Local fire departments
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Texas 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
—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.
The Texas community right-to-know laws are separated into three separate Texas Community Right-to-Know Acts (TCRAs): Manufacturing ...