Departments
Right to Know
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) - Also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Re-authorization Act (SARA), the EPCRA was enacted by Congress as the national legislation on community safety. This law is designed to help local communities protect public health, safety and the environment from chemical hazards. To implement EPCRA, Congress requires each state to appoint a State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). SERCs are required to divide their states into emergency planning districts and to name a local emergency planning committee (LEPC) for each district.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Division of Emergency Management
- To ensure that this nation is better prepared for environmental emergencies, the EPA is working with other federal partners to prevent accidents as well as to maintain superior response capabilities. One of our roles is to provide information about response efforts, regulations, tools and research that will help the regulated community, government entities and concerned citizens prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.


National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials (NASTTPO) - NASTTPO is made up of members and staff of SERCs, Tribal Emergency Response Commissions (TERCs), LEPCs, various federal agencies and private industry. Associate members are welcome and include anyone with an interest in effective EPCRA implementation. The membership is dedicated to working together to prepare for possible emergencies and disasters involving hazardous materials, whether they are accidental releases or a result of terrorist acts.

National Response Center (NRC) - The National Response Center has deployed a new online reporting application. This tool will provide users of the internet the ability to easily submit incident reports to the NRC. In addition, the tool will transmit an email containing the report number back to the reporting party. The online "HELP" feature will assist users in all facets of the tool



Additional Links

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Database

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Database