Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act


The goal of this course is to train the student to identify the origin and goals of EPCRA and recognize the reporting requirements of the four major areas:

  • Emergency Planning
  • Emergency Release
  • MSDS Submissions & Chemical Inventory Reporting
  • Toxic Chemical Release Reporting

Expected Completion Time: 30 minutes

Requirement References:

  • Emergency and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
  • 40 CFR 302.4 – Hazardous Substances
  • 40 CFR 355 Appendix A & B – Extremely Hazardous Substances
  • 40 CFR 372.65 – Toxic Chemicals


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