A characteristic of my Onsite Training is to explain the facility’s reporting requirements in the event of a spill or release; particularly if it involves a hazardous waste. This can be a challenge due to differing reporting requirements among the states and the number of US EPA regulations that require reporting of various incidents. To assist in the determination of reporting responsibilities, US EPA Region 7 (Serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and 9 Tribal Nations) created a fact sheet documenting the reporting requirements for various incidents under the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
Please refer to this webpage for the latest version of this very helpful data: Fact Sheet: General Release (Spill) Reporting Requirements
Please note the following regarding the Fact Sheet:
- It is only a guide meant to assist regulated facilities in determining their compliance.
- It does not cover all Federal reporting requirements.
- Regional, state, and local reporting requirements are not addressed here.
- The best way to determine your reporting requirements is to research the applicable regulations prior to an emergency.
Please refer to my earlier articles for a more in-depth look at the reporting requirements of CERCLA & EPCRA:
- Reporting Releases of Hazardous Substances and Extremely Hazardous Substances
- Notification Requirements for a Release Under CERCLA and EPCRA
My HazMat Employee and RCRA Training is one way to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements of both the USEPA and your State. Contact me for a free training consultation.
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