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Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

The U.S. Army Surgeon General estimated that an attack on just one U.S. chemical plant could kill or injure 900,000 to 2.4 million people. Because of the danger the harmful release of hazardous materials—such as noxious, combustible gases and waste—poses to employees working at these facilities and to the general public, people have a right to know about the potential for danger involved in related operations. Additionally, emergency planning is critical for operations that handle or produce significant quantities of hazardous materials.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to identify:

  • The origin and goals of the EPCRA regulation
  • The four specific types of chemicals listed in the regulation
  • The emergency planning requirements of Section 302 and 303
  • The emergency release notification requirements of Section 304, including release possibilities at a facility
  • The requirements and exemptions for SDS submissions in Section 311 and chemical inventory reporting in Section 312, specifically Tier II reporting
  • The requirements of toxic chemical release reporting in Section 313



This course was designed to help satisfy the requirements of the following regulations:

  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)/SARA Title III, 40CFR-Subchapter J: Sections 301-303, 304, 313-312, 313
  • 40 CFR 302.4
  • 40 CFR 355, Appendix A & B
  • 40 CFR 372.65
  • Section 302.4


  • Origin and goals of EPCRA
  • Overview of EPCRA sections and listed chemicals
  • Emergency planning
  • Emergency release notification
  • SDS submissions and chemical inventory (Tier II)
  • Toxic chemical release reporting (Form R)

Course Details:

Price: $69.95
Duration: 30 min
Pass Mark: 80%
Attempts: 2
Certificate: Yes

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