Governing Law and Regulations
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management (WEM) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wisconsin follows the following federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements:
—Safety data sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311); and
—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312).
Wisconsin follows the federal EPCRA reporting requirements for Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313) but requires additional agencies and industries to report TRI information to the state only.
For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.
• Administration and enforcement. The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs' Division of Emergency Management (WEM)/State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) administers and enforces the SDS or chemical list reporting and Tier II chemical inventory ...