The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, grants citizens the right to obtain information on hazardous materials in their community.
EPCRA’s role within the Incident Command System (ICS) is pivotal in managing hazardous materials incidents. The ICS, a standardized approach to emergency response, benefits greatly from the information provided under EPCRA. For instance, in the event of a chemical spill, the ICS would utilize data from EPCRA submissions to assess the risks, plan the response, and allocate resources effectively.
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