Release Notification regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Who gets notified?:

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National Response Center: 42 USC 9603

State Emergency Response Commissions (SERC): 42 USC 11001

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC): 42 USC 11001

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): 42 USC 9603

List of lists: 40 CFR 355, Appendices A and B

Clean Air Act (CAA): 40 CFR 60 to 63 and 40 CFR 68

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): 40 CFR 60.7

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): 40 CFR 63

Risk management program: 40 CFR 68

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, or Superfund), 42 USC 9601 to 9604 and 40 CFR 302.1 to 302.8

Extremely hazardous substance (EHS) releases: Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III), 42 USC 11001 to 11050 and 40 CFR 355 to 372

Toxic chemical releases: 40 CFR 372.1 to 372.95

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste releases: 40 CFR 302.4

Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) leaking tank systems: 40 CFR 264.196 and 40 CFR 265.196

Other TSDF units: 40 CFR 264.223, 40 CFR 264.254, 40 CFR 264.304, 40 CFR 265.224, 40 CFR 265.259, and 40 CFR 265.303

TSDF equipment leaks: 40 CFR 264.1065

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 40 CFR 280.50, 40 CFR 280.53, and 40 CFR 280.61

Releases to U.S. waters:

Navigable waters/Coast Guard: 33 CFR 153

Oil spills: 40 CFR 110.6

Hazardous substances: 40 CFR 116.4, 40 CFR 117.11, 40 CFR 117.21, and 33 CFR 153.203

Hazardous substances:

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits: 40 CFR 122.41

Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB): 42 USC 7412

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) releases:

Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB):


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