Basic Practice Series: EPCRA (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act)
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Basic Practice Series: EPCRA (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act)

Basic Practice Series: EPCRA (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act)
Product Code: 5350091
Author: Peter L. Gray
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978-1-59031-030-4
Page Count: 156
Trim Size: 6 x 9 Paperback
Sponsoring Entities: Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
Topics: Environmental Law
Format: Book - 5350091
Pricing: $59.95 (Regular)
$49.95 (Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources) ABA Members, Log in now to receive this discount!
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About the Book

Get the facts quickly on environmental, energy, and resources law issues with the Basic Practice Series, published by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. This series is an essential library that provides essential information in an easy-to-use format. Whether you're a new or seasoned environmental practitioner, you'll find these books to be a quick and necessary resource for understanding the legal fundamentals of these areas. Useful appendices include:

  • Acronym list
  • Frequently asked questions
  • List of key cases (with a sentence describing each case)
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography


  • In 1984 and 1985, two highly publicized chemical accidents - one in Bhopal, India and the second in Institute, West Virginia - raised public awareness of the need to better understand the chemicals handled by businesses in their communities and to ensure that adequate emergency procedures are in place for responding to chemical accidents and spills. Congress responded to this need by enacting the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 ("EPCRA"). Almost all facilities that manufacture, use, or store chemicals in any significant quantity are subject to some or all of the EPCRA emergency planning and routine reporting obligations.

    This is a convenient and conscient guide to EPCRA and the regulations implementing the Act. Topics covered include:

  • Emergency planning and notification
  • Substances and facilities subject to the EPCRA emergency planning process
  • Routine reporting requirements and MSDS reporting
  • General provisions
  • Trade secret factors and EPA trade secret regulation
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