Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know (EPCRA)

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Office of Emergency Response

235 Promenade Street

Providence, RI 02908-5767

(401) 537-4533 (Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:00PM)

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 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 Community Right-to-Know provisions help increase the public's knowledge and their access to information about chemicals at individual facilities, their uses of such chemicals and releases of these chemicals into the environment. States and communities working with facilities can use the information to improve chemical safety and protect public health and the environment.

Tier2 Submit Software - The Tier2 Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory forms must be submitted in an electronic format developed by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Annual submissions should be emailed to dem.tier2@dem.ri.gov.

Information on downloading software requiring CAMEO software can be found here.

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