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Regulated Facilities

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

 

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) has four major provisions that may affect a regulated facility:


Emergency planning (Section 301-303)
Emergency release notification (Section 304)
Hazardous chemical storage reporting requirements (Sections 311/312)
Toxic chemical release inventory (TRI) (Section 313)

 

Minnesota Toxic Pollution Prevention Act (TPPA)

 

The Minnesota Toxic Pollution Prevention Act (TPPA) of 1990 requires facilities in Minnesota, which submit the EPA Form R to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Minnesota Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Program, to prepare Pollution Prevention Plans (non-public documents) and to submit annual Pollution Prevention Progress Reports (public documents) based on those plans to the Minnesota EPCRA Program.

The Progress Report is required to be submitted to the Minnesota EPCRA Program annually by July 1.  Progress will be reported on a calendar year basis.

The TPPA also requires that facilities have their Pollution Prevention Plan updated by January 1 of every even-numbered year.  This updated plan would be helpful in completing both the EPA Form R and the Minnesota Pollution Prevention Progress Report.

The Pollution Prevention Plan and Progress Report do not apply to chemicals that are not required to be reported on EPA Form R, are reported on EPA Form A, and are reported on EPA Form R but have no on-site release or off-site transfer amounts.

This page contains a list of resources and links that will help you determine what state and federal regulations apply to your facility.

 

Resources

 

SARA Title III Information Packet

Minnesota Toxic Pollution Prevention Act (TPPA) Fact Sheet 

Pollution Prevention Progress Report (P2PR) Instructions 

Hazardous Chemical Report

Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory

Emergency Release Follow-Up Report 

 
Links

 

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) 

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)

Minnesota Guide to Pollution Prevention Planning

Minnesota Pollution Prevention Progress Report (P2PR)

Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)

Consolidated List of Chemicals (List of Lists)

TIER II MANAGER Software

Minnesota Duty Officer

 

For more information on these requirements, please contact Steve Tomlyanovich (651-201-7417; steve.tomlyanovich@state.mn.us).