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Title 40Chapter ISubchapter JPart 370 → Subpart A


Title 40: Protection of Environment
PART 370—HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL REPORTING: COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW


Subpart A—General Information


Contents
§370.1   What is the purpose of this part?
§370.2   Who do “you,” “I,” and “your” refer to in this part?
§370.3   Which section contains the definitions of the key words used in this part?

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§370.1   What is the purpose of this part?

(a) This part (40 CFR part 370) establishes reporting requirements for providing the public with important information on the hazardous chemicals in their communities. Reporting raises community awareness of chemical hazards and aids in the development of State and local emergency response plans. The reporting requirements established under this part consist of Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) reporting and inventory reporting.

(b) This part is written in a special format to make it easier to understand the regulatory requirements. Like other Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, this part establishes enforceable legal requirements. Information considered non-binding guidance under EPCRA is indicated in this regulation by the word “note” and a smaller typeface. Such notes are provided for information purposes only and are not considered legally binding under this part.

[73 FR 65478, Nov. 3, 2008, as amended at 81 FR 38108, June 13, 2016]

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§370.2   Who do “you,” “I,” and “your” refer to in this part?

Throughout this part, “you,” “I,” and “your” refer to the owner or operator of a facility.

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§370.3   Which section contains the definitions of the key words used in this part?

The definitions of key words used in this part are in §370.66. It is important to read the definitions for key words because the definition explains the word's specific meaning in the regulations in this part.

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