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Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know

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In 1986, the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was passed.   In 1991, the State of Delaware passed it's own Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act which built upon the federal law and created a funding mechanism for for emergency planning activities.  Through these laws, a series of reporting requirements were established covering large industrial sites, as well as small businesses.  To learn more about about the EPCRA reporting requirements, and whether your business is covered, click on the links below:

In Delaware, implementation of these reporting requirements is handled centrally through the Delaware EPCRA Reporting Program located within the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).


Although established under a separate law, federal and state Accidental Release Prevention requirements build upon the planning and preparedness foundation laid by EPCRA.  The Accidental Release Prevention Program requires facilities that process, use, or store listed regulated substances to develop risk management programs and to submit risk management plans.

For additional information, contact the Delaware Accidental Release Prevention Program or visit the U.S. EPA Chemical Accident Prevention web site.

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