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

This online Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) course familiarizes learners with the EPCRA regulation and the requirements within.

EMERGENCY PLANNING & COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA) ONLINE COURSE OVERVIEW

The U.S. Army Surgeon General estimated that an attack on just one U.S. chemical plant could kill or injure 900,000 to 2.4 million people. Because of the danger the harmful release of hazardous materials—such as noxious, combustible gases and waste—poses to employees working at these facilities and to the general public, people have a right to know about the potential for danger involved in related operations. Additionally, emergency planning is critical for operations that handle or produce significant quantities of hazardous materials.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to identify:

  • The origin and goals of the EPCRA regulation
  • The four specific types of chemicals listed in the regulation
  • The emergency planning requirements of Section 302 and 303
  • The emergency release notification requirements of Section 304, including release possibilities at a facility
  • The requirements and exemptions for SDS submissions in Section 311 and chemical inventory reporting in Section 312, specifically Tier II reporting
  • The requirements of toxic chemical release reporting in Section 313

EMERGENCY PLANNING & COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA) ONLINE COURSE TOPICS

  • Origin and goals of EPCRA
  • Overview of EPCRA sections and listed chemicals
  • Emergency planning
  • Emergency release notification
  • SDS submissions and chemical inventory (Tier II)
  • Toxic chemical release reporting (Form R)

Duration

Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 30 minutes.

Testing

Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.

Certificate

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.

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