The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
(EPCRA) was passed by Congress in 1986. EPCRA was included as Title III of the
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) and is sometimes referred
to as SARA Title III. EPCRA provides for the collection and availability of
information regarding the use, storage, production, and release of hazardous
chemicals to the public and emergency responders in your community. The law
promotes a working relationship among government at all levels, business and
community leaders, environmental and other public interest organizations, and
individual citizens to improve hazard communications and emergency planning.
The EPCRA was passed by Congress in 1986.