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Guidance Documents

The following is a list of documents distributed by the EPCRA hotline. Please note that several of the documents are also available to download free right here (highlighted in blue).   The others can be obtained by calling the EPSCRA hotline at  (800) 424-9346 or
DC Area Local (703) 412-9810 or TDD (800) 553-7672 or TDD DC Area Local (703) 412-3323

 

bulletFor routine questions, call the EPCRA Hotline (703-412-9810 from all government locations and the Washington metropolitan local calling area; 1-800-424-9346 from all non-government locations outside the Washington metropolitan local calling area; 1-800-553-7672 TTY) between 9 am - 6 pm, Monday through Friday, Eastern Time.
bulletIndustry Specific:
  1. Spray Application and Electrodeposition of Organic Coatings
    PDF format; 1.3 MB
  2. Food Processors (Section 3.2.2.3 of this document has been edited for clarity)
    PDF format; 1.6 MB
  3. Guidance Documents for Newly-Added Industries
bulletChemical Specific:
  1. Guidance Document for Sulfuric Acid Aerosols (March 1998 Revision) (Section 3.1.5 of this document has been edited for clarity.)
    PDF format; 96 KB
bulletGeneral:
  1. Title III List of Lists (November 1998 Revision)
    PDF format; 587 KB
  2. Revised 1998 Questions and Answers Document (for Reporting Year 1999)
    PDF format; 4.3 MB
  3. Revised 1997 Questions and Answers Document (for Reporting Year 1998)
    PDF format; 804 KB

bulletAccidental Release Information Program (ARIP) - Disk Version 7/95, 11-01-95, 550-F-95-007bulletAccidental Release Information Program (ARIP), Fact Sheet, (PDF format), 11-01-94, 550-F-95-007bulletAcute Hazardous Events Database (1989): Final Report, 12-01-89, 230-06-89-061bulletAcute Hazardous Events Database (1989): Appendices to Final Report, 12-01-89 , 230-06-89-062bulletBibliographic Series (CEPP), 12-01-86, IMSD-86-005bulletBibliography of Materials on the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (Title IIII of SARA), 8-01-91, 580-CE-91-002bulletCAA 112(r) Risk Management Plan (RMP) Final Rule, (PDF format), 6-20-96, 550-Z-96-002bulletCAMEO (user order form and letter from National Safety Council to Cameo users), 11-01-90bulletCEPPO Electronic Sources: Technical Assistance Bulletin, (PDF format), 4-01-96, 550-F-96-001bulletChemical Accident Prevention and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Fact Sheet, (PDF format), 5-01-96, 550-F-96-004bulletChemical Accident Prevention, Smaller Operations: Focus Group Findings, 12-01-90bulletChemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Advisory Ammonia, Series 8, Number 2, 9-01-91, OSWER 91-008.2bulletChemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Advisory: Hydrogen Fluoride, Series 8, Number 3, 7-01-93, 550-K-93-001bulletChemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Advisory Swimming Pool Chemicals: Chlorine, Series 8, Number 1, 5-01-91, OSWER 91-008.1bulletChemical Hazards Big and Small, 4-01-90bulletChemicals in Your Community: A Guide to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, 9-01-88, 550-K-93-003bulletChemicals, the Press, and the Public: A Journalist's Guide to Reporting on Chemicals in the Community, 10-01-89, 550-B-89-200bulletChemical Releases and Chemical Risks: A Citizen's Guide to Risk Screening, 9-01-89, 560-02-89-003bulletChemical Risk Communication: Preparing for Community Interest in Chemical Release Data, 10-01-88bulletChemical Safety Audit Program, Fact Sheet, 3-01-93, 550-F-93-005bulletChemical Safety Audit Program: FY 1991 Status Report, 11-01-91bulletChemical Safety For Your Community: Grant Products You Can Use, 6-01-96, 550-K-96-001bulletClean Air Act List of Substances for Accidental Release Prevention, Fact Sheet, 9-01-94, 550-F-94-003bulletClean Air Act Section 112(r); Excerpts from the Statute, Fact Sheet, (PDF format), 5-01-96, 550-F-96-005bulletCommunity Right-to-Know and Small Business, Understanding Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, 9-01-88, OSWER 88-005bulletComputer Systems for Chemical Emergency Planning: Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Technical Assistance Bulletin 5, Series 5, 9-01-89, OSWER 89-005bulletCriteria for Review of Hazardous Materials Emergency Plans (NRT-1A), 5-01-88, OSWER NRT-1AbulletCrosswalks-- Previously Titled: A Guide to Chemical Use in Industry; Extremely Hazardous Chemical/ SIC Code Crosswalks For EPCRA and Toxic Air Pollutant/Source Crosswalk- A Screening Tool for Locating Possible Sources Emitting Toxic Air Pollutants - DRAFT, 6-03-92bulletDeveloping a Hazardous Materials Exercise Program- A Handbook for State And Local Officials (NRT-2), 9-01-90, OSWERNRT-2bulletEmergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986; Questions and Answers, June 1, 1989, 6-01-89, 550-K-89-100bulletEmergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Report Staff Update October 1992, Volume 3, Number 6, 10-01-92bulletEPA's Role in the Federal Response Plan: Being Prepared for Catastrophic Disaster, (PDF format), 5-01-95, 550-F-95-006bulletExplaining Environmental Risk, Some Notes on Environmental Risk Communication, 11-01-86bulletExplosion Hazard From Ethyl Ether in Disaster Hospital Kits, 6-01-94 , 550-B-94-001bulletThe Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, A Report to the President, 5-01-89, OSWER 89VALDZbulletFinal Penalty Policy for Sections 302, 303, 304, 311, and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 and Section 103 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 6-13-90, OSWER 9841.24bulletGuidance Manual for EPA Chemical Safety Audit Team Members (Chemical Safety Audit Team), 12-01-90bulletGuidelines for Developing Community Emergency Exposure Levels for Hazardous Substances, 01-01-93, 744-R-93-005bulletGuidelines for Implementation of Section 507 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (Small Businesses), 1-01-92bulletGuiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response, 2-01-93, 550-B-93-001bulletHandbook of Chemical Hazard Analysis Procedures, OSWER CHAPbulletHazardous Materials Emergency Planning Guide (NRT-1), 3-01-87, OSWERNRT-1bulletHazardous Substances in Our Environment: A Citizen's Guide to Understanding Health Risks and Reducing Exposure, 9-01-90, 230-09-90-081bulletHazards Analysis On the Move; SARA Title III (EPCRA) and Conducting a Commodity Flow Study, 10-01-93, 550-F-93-004bulletHazmat Team Planning Guidance, 8-01-90, 540-G-90-003bulletHealth and Environment Digest (A Publication of the Freshwater Foundation); January/February 1992; Volume 5, Number 11, 1-01-92, OSWER-HEDbulletHydrogen Fluoride Study; Report to Congress; Section 112(n)(6) Clean Air Act As Amended; Final Report, 9-01-93, 550-R-93-001bulletIt's Not Over in October! A Guide for Local Emergency Planning Committees, Implementing the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (SARA Title III), 9-01-88, OSWER 90-004bulletLandview: Fact Sheet, (PDF format), 4-01-95, 550-F-95-003bulletList of Substances for Accidental Release Prevention; Clean Air Act Section 112(r), Fact Sheet, (PDF format) 5-01-96, 550-F-96-003bulletMaking It Work: Hazards Analysis, Local Emergency Planning Committees, Implementing the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (SARA Title III), 9-01-92, OSWER 92-009.1bulletMaking It Work: Secrets of Successful SERCS, Series 9, Number 3 , 1-01-93, 550-F-93-002bulletMaking It Work: Title 3 Compliance, 9-01-91, OSWER 91-009.1bulletManaging Chemicals Safely, Putting It All Together, 3-01-92, 510-K-92-001bulletModel Risk Management Program and Plan for Ammonia Refrigeration, (Self-extracting file) 5-01-96, 550-B-96-013bullet National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance (The One Plan), (WP 5.1 format), (PDF format), 6-05-96, 550-Z-96-001bulletNationwide LEPC Survey: Summary Report, 10-01-94 , 550-S-94-001bulletNationwide LEPC Survey, 10-01-94 , 550-R-94-001bulletNICT: How EPA Coordinates Response in a Catastrophic Disaster, (PDF format), 5-01-95, 550-F-95-005bulletOffsite Consequence Analysis Guidance, (WP 5.1 format), 5-01-96, 550-B-96-014bulletOpportunities and Challenges for Local Emergency Planning Committees: Bestsellers in EPCRA, 7-01-93, 550-B-93-002bulletOpportunities and Challenges for Local Emergency Planning Committees: Federal Laws and Technical Assistance; Technical Assistance Bulletin Volume 10, Number 1, 11-01-91, 530-F-91-003bulletThe Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act, 4-01-93, 400-K-93-001bulletPlanners' Library on User-Friendly Software (PLUS): User's Guide, 9-01-93, 744-B-93-001bulletReport of a Conference on Risk Communication and Environmental Management: Technical Assistance Bulletin Number 4, 5-01-88, OSWER 89-009bulletReview of Federal Authorities for Hazardous Materials Accident Safety. Report to Congress Section 112(r)(10), Clean Air Act as Amended (Presidential Review), 12-01-93, 550-R-93-002bulletReview of Emergency Systems, Report to Congress Section 305(b) Title III Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 Final Report, 6-01-88, OSWER 305BbulletRisk Communication about Chemicals in Your Community, A Manual for Local Officials, 12-01-89, 230-09-89-066bulletRisk Communication about Chemicals in Your Community, Facilitator's Manual and Guide, 12-01-89, 230-09-89-067bulletRisk Management Plan Data Elements, (WP 5.1 format), 5-01-96, 550-B-96-012bulletRisk Management Plan Data Elements - Instructions, (WP5.1 format), 5-01-96, 550-B-96-012abulletRisk Management Planning: Accidental Release Prevention Final Rule; Clean Air Act Section 112(r), Fact Sheet, (PDF format), 5-01-96, 550-F-96-002bulletSARA Title III Fact Sheet, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Series 9, Number 3 , 1-01-93, 550-F-93-002bulletSeven Cardinal Rules of Risk Communication, 5-01-92, 230-K-92-001bulletState Emergency Response Commission Contact List, 10-01-96bulletSubstantiation to Accompany Claims of Trade Secrecy Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, OMB 2050-0078bulletSuccessful Practices in Title III Implementation- State of Ohio; Hamilton County, OH; Wallingford, CT; Oauchita Parish, LA; Series 6, Number 6, 9-01-90, OSWER 90-006.3bulletSuccessful Practices in Title III Implementation- Tinker Air Force Base, OK; State of Connecticut; Cumberland County, ME; Wyandotte County; KS; Series 6, Number 5, 6-01-90, OSWER 90-006.2bulletSuccessful Practices in Title III Implementation- New York, NY; El Paso County, CO; Alexandria, VA; State of Maine; Series 6, Number 4 , 3-01-90, OSWER 90-006.1bulletSuccessful Practices in Title III Implementation- Woodbury County, IA; State of Virginia; Fairfax County, VA; Pierce County, WA; Series 6, Number 3, 12-01-89, OSWER 89-006.3bulletSuccessful Practices in Title III Implementation- Calhoun County, AL; Pampa, TX; State of Wisconsin; Cuyahoga County, OH; Racine County, WI; State of Idaho; Series 6, Number 2, 8-01-89, OSWER 89-006.2bulletSuccessful Practices in Title III Implementation- State of Kansas; Washtenaw County, MI; Butler County, KS; Jefferson County, KY; Bulletin 6, Volume 1, 1-01-89, OSWER 89-006.1bulletSuccessful Practices in Title III Implementation- Cameron County, TX; Bucks County, PA; Hayford County, MD; Dallas County, TX; Series 6, Number 7, 2-01-91, OSWER 91-006.1bulletSuccessful Practices in Title III Implementation- Cherry Hill, NJ; Manitowoc County, WI; Greene County, MO; State of Hawaii; Arapahoe County, CO; Subject Index, Series 6, Number 8, 10-01-91, OSWER 91-006.2bulletSuccessful Practices in Title III Implementation- Natrona County, WY; Erie County, NY; State of Arizona; Mohave County, AZ; Subject Index, Series 6, Number 9, 9-01-92, OSWER 92-006.1bulletSuccessful Practices in Title III Implementation- State of Florida; District 5 LEPC, Florida; Monroe County, Michigan; State of Alaska; Subject Index; Series 6, Number 10, 9-01-93, 550-K-93-002bulletSupplemental Notice to Proposed Rule for Risk Management Planning CAA 112(r), Fact Sheet, (PDF format) 3-01-95, 550-F-95-002bulletTechnical Guidance for Hazardous Analysis, Emergency Planning for Extremely Hazardous Substances, 12-01-87, OSWER 88-0001bulletThinking About Deliberate Releases: Steps Your Community Can Take, 03-01-95, 550-F-95-001bulletTier II Diskette - DOS (3.5"), 8-01-96bulletTier II Diskette - Windows Version 2.02 (3.5"), 8-01-96bulletTier II Form and Instructions Revised November 1990 (Hard Copy), 11-01-90, OMB 2050-0072bulletTier I Form and Instructions Revised June 1990 (Hard Copy), 6-01-90, OMB 2050-0072bulletTitle III - Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA Statute), 10-17-86bulletTitle III List of Lists: Consolidated List of Chemicals Subject to The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act And Section 112(r) of The Clean Air Act (Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, And Title III of The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990), 4-01-95, 740-R-95-001bulletTitle III on Indian Lands; A Guide to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act; Technical Assistance Bulletin, Volume 10, Number 2, 4-01-92, OSWER 92-009bulletTort Liability in Emergency Planning: Technical Assistance Bulletin Number 7, 1-01-89, OSWER89TORTbulletToxic and Hazardous Chemicals, Title III and Communities, An Outreach Manual for Community Groups, 9-01-89, 560-01-89-002bulletUser's Guide to Federal Accidental Release Databases, 09/01/95, 550-B-95-001bulletWhat It Means to You, A Videotape on the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (brochure), 10-01-89bulletWhen All Else Fails! Enforcement of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act; A Self-Help Manual for Local Emergency Planning Committees, 7-01-90, 20S-0002bulletWhy Accidents Occur: Insights from the Accidental Release Information Program, Chemical Accident Prevention Bulletin, Series 8, Number 1, 7-01-89, OSWER 89-008.1bulletWhy You Need to Learn about Hazardous Substances, 550-K-91-100bullet40 CFR Parts 300 and 355: Extremely Hazardous Substances List and Threshold Planning Quantities; Emergency Planning and Release Notification Requirements; Final Rule, 4-22-87, OSWER-42287bullet40 CFR Part 350: Trade Secrecy Claims for Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Information; and Trade Secret Disclosures to Health Professionals; Final Rule, 7-29-88, OSWER-72988bullet40 CFR Parts 350, 355, 370, and 372: Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms and Community Right-to- Know Reporting Requirements; Implementation of Reporting Requirements for Indian Lands, 3-29-89, OSWER-32989bullet40 CFR Parts 350, 355, 370, 372: Community Right-to-Know Reporting Requirements; Final Rule, 7-26-90, OSWER-72690bullet 40 CFR Part 355; Extremely Hazardous Substances; Final Rule, (PDF format), 5-07-96bullet40 CFR Part 370: Community Right-to-Know Reporting Requirements; Interim Final Rule and Supplemental Notice to Proposed Rule, 10-12-89, OSWER-101289bullet40 CFR Part 370: Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms and Community Right-to-Know Reporting Requirements; Final Rule, 10-15-87, OSWER-101587bullet1990 Hazardous Material Spills Conference and Exposition, May 13-17, 5-13-90bullet1994 International Hazardous Material Spills Conference, October 31 - November 3; Hyatt Regency Hotel, Buffalo, NY: Case Studies, 10-31-94, 550-R-94-002bullet1994 International Hazardous Material Spills Conference Program, October 31 - November 3; Hyatt Regency Hotel Buffalo, NY, 10-31-94, 550-K-94-002bullet1996 International Hazardous Material Spills Conference Preliminary Agenda & Registration Form, June 26-29; Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Orleans, LA, 6-26-96bullet1996 International Hazardous Material Spills Conference: Conference Program, 6-01-96, 550-R-96-001bullet1996 International Hazardous Material Spills Conference: Case Studies, 6-01-96

EPCRA links

Toxics Release Inventory Documents and Information
Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office (CEPPO) Documents and Information
TRI Federal Registers
CAA Federal Registers
CEPPO Federal Registers
Code of Federal Regulations On-line TRI Database Information

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