Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know (EPCRA) Act
and the Florida Hazardous Materials Emergency Response and Community Right-to-Know Act
EPCRA is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and implemented by the Florida Division of Emergency Management. The purpose of this law is to encourage emergency planning efforts at the state and local levels and to increase the public's access to information about the potential chemical hazards that may exist in their communities. The data collected is used by 11 Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) to develop hazardous materials emergency plans to use in responding to and recovering from a release or spill of hazardous or toxic substances. These plans are reviewed and approved by the State Emergency Response Commission. All of the chemical data collected, as well as the plans, are available for the general public to review upon request.
2012 Annual Notice (PDF)
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