EPA has finalized reporting requirements under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), according to a recent EPA press release.

These changes were proposed on June 8, 1998, and include clarification on how to report hazardous chemicals in mixtures, and changes to Tier I and Tier II forms. Facilities subject to these regulations, as well as state emergency response commissions, local emergency planning committees, and fire departments should become familiar with the new regulations. The final rule does not address EPA’s proposed exclusion from particular notification requirements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and EPCRA for releases of hazardous substances to the air where the source of the release is animal waste at farms. That proposal will be addressed in a separate rulemaking package.

For information on the final rule, visithttp://www.epa.gov/oem/content/epcra/index.htm.