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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AG40 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and Streamlining Rule 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering issuing a request for information notice to address reporting thresholds for rock salt, sand, gravel, and other chemicals that may pose minimal risk. The initial proposed rule was published on June 8, 1998. EPA is considering how to (1) minimize burden for those facilities that are currently reporting chemicals that pose minimal risk under sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act and (2) reduce the number of facilities subject to these reporting requirements. The reporting requirements under sections 311 and 312 are intended to enhance communities’ and emergency response officials’ awareness of chemical hazards; to facilitate the development of state and local emergency response plans; and to aid communities and emergency response officials in preparing for and responding to emergencies safely and effectively. By providing relief from routine reporting of substances with minimal hazards and minimal risk, state and local officials may be able to focus on chemicals that may pose more significant hazard or present greater risks to the community.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 370   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11022   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/08/1998  63 FR 31268   
Notice: Request for Information  04/00/2022 
NPRM  To Be Determined 
Final Rule  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: .
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer Barre
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5104A,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-9026