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Laws and Regulations: Tier II Chemical Reporting

The Tier II Chemical Reporting Program is mandated and run according to the follwing rules, statutes and laws.

Federal: Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Exit the TCEQof 1986, commonly known as SARA Title III, was created to help communities plan for chemical emergencies. It also requires industry to report on the storage of hazardous substances. EPCRA requires state and local governments, and Indian tribes to use this information to prepare their community from potential risks.

State: Texas Community Right-To-Know Acts (TCRAs)

Statutes: Health and Safety Code, Chapters 505-507

The three Texas Community Right-to-Know Acts (TCRAs) Chapter 505-507 of the Health and Safety Code, effective September 1, 1993, are:

Rules: 25 Texas Administrative Code (TAC): Hazardous Chemical Right-To-Know

The purpose of the rules is to provide facility operators with specific criteria to comply with the TCRAs.

Additional Texas Laws Relevant to the TCRAs