Introduction to CERCLA 103, EPCRA, and CAA 112(r) will focus on regulatory and legislative requirements related to emergency notification for hazardous chemical releases, community emergency planning, and chemical accident prevention. The course provides an overview in the requirements of section 103 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liabilities Act (CERCLA), the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and section 112(r) (the EPA Risk Management Program and Clean Air Act General Duty Clause) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
By attending this Internet seminar, participants will achieve the following objectives:
- Learn which types of facilities are subject to CERCLA section 103, EPCRA, and CAA section 112(r) requirements. Understand chemical lists and threshold quantities triggering applicability of requirements, and common exemptions from the requirements.
- Learn the actions that chemical facilities must take to comply with CERCLA section 103, EPCRA, and CAA section 112(r) requirements, including providing chemical hazard information, reporting releases of hazardous substances to federal, state, and local authorities and implementing accident prevention and emergency response programs.
- Understand how other agencies' (for example, U.S. Department of Transportation [DOT], Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA], and U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS]) hazardous chemical regulations may relate to or affect a facility's obligations under EPA's regulations.