EPCRA stands for The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 and was created to help communities plan for chemical emergencies. It also requires industry to report on the storage, use and release of hazardous substances to federal, state and local governments. This information is used to prepare communities for potential risks.
Summary of the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act 42 U.S.C. §11001 et seq. (1986) Authorized by Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was enacted by Congress as the national legislation on community safety. This law is designed to help local communities protect public health, safety, and the environment from chemical hazards.
The official text of EPCRA is available in the United States Code on FDSys from the US Government Printing Office.