EPA Emergency Management page is designed 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.
The List of Lists is a consolidated list of chemicals subject to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. This consolidated list has been prepared to help forms dealing with chemicals determine whether they need to submit reports under section 302, 304, or 313 of EPCRA. The presence of Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHSs) in quantities at or above the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQs) requires certain emergency planning activities to be conducted.
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) establishes requirements for Federal, state and local governments, Indian Tribes, and industry regarding emergency planning and "Community Right-to-Know" reporting on hazardous and toxic chemicals.
The act requires the establishment of a State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) to coordinate planning and receipt of hazardous and toxic chemical reports.
Under the authority of section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act, the Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions require facilities that produce, handle, process, distribute, or store certain chemicals to develop a Risk Management Program, prepare a Risk Management Plan (RMP), and submit the RMP to the EPA.
On March 13, 2009, EPA provided new software called RMP*eSubmit for facilities to use for online RMP reporting. EPA asks that all facilities use this new method to submit RMPs because it is easy to use, will improve data quality, and will enable you to access your RMP 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.