EPA publishes revision to hazmat chemical reporting
Nov 6, 2008 3:49 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a final rule with what it said are minor revisions to the Emergency Planning Notification, Emergency Release Notification and Hazardous Chemical Reporting regulations, codifying statutory requirements, and clarifying certain interpretations and policy statements that EPA has provided to the regulated community.
The final rule was published November 5 in the Federal Register. EPA said the action does not affect public access to any of the information provided under the Emergency Planning Notification, Emergency Release Notification and Hazardous Chemical Reporting regulations
The changes include:
•Finalizing some of the proposed revisions on applying threshold quantity and the reporting of mixtures under the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act sections 311 and 312.
•Removing the Tier I and II inventory forms and instructions from the CFR, as well as making some minor changes to the forms and instructions.
•Codifying certain existing policies and interpretations in 40 CFR parts 355 and 370.
The action also:
•Re-writes the regulations in 40 CFR parts 355 and 370 in plain language, using a question and answer format.
•Re-numbers and re-organizes each section in 40 CFR parts 355 and 370.
•Adds tables in order to improve the clarity and understanding of certain reporting requirements.
The rule can be seen in the Federal Register by clicking here.
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