What is the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)?
October 17, 1986 – Congress passed the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986, commonly referred to as the SARA Title III, in response to concerns regarding the environmental and safety hazards posed by the storage and handling of toxic chemicals.
EPCRA establishes requirements for federal, state, and local governments, and industry regarding emergency planning and “Community Right-to-Know” reporting on hazardous and toxic chemicals. The program is designed to increase public awareness and improve emergency planning and response to hazardous materials incidents.
What facilities are required to report?
What facilities are exempt from reporting?
Note: Exemptions do not apply to “Extremely Hazardous Substance” notification under ORC 3750.05 and/or release reporting under ORC 3750.06
What is Tier2 Submit?
Tier2 Submit is a free electronic chemical inventory report created by the U.S. EPA. Ohio accepts Tier2 Submit.
When are the Chemical Inventory Reports due?
Annual facility chemical inventory reports are due March 1st of each year. All submissions must be postmarked on or before March 1st. Facilities must submit the Chemical Inventory Report to:
State Emergency Response Commission
c/o Ohio EPA
Lazarus Government Center
50 West Town Street, Suite 700
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
Electronic reporting: SERC@epa.ohio.gov
Clermont County Local Emergency Planning Committee
Attn: LEPC Information Coordinator
2279 Clermont Center Drive
Batavia, Ohio 45103
Electronic reporting: email@example.com
Local Fire Department
Where are filing fees sent?
Filing fees are due to the SERC no later than March 31st of each year. Filing fees should be sent to:
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Columbus, Ohio 43260-2711