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Annual Community Right to Know Survey 09

Posted by Shivi Kakar

Mar 6, 2009 6:29:19 AM

Employers who have chemicals listed on the Environmental Hazardous Substance (EHS) list in quantities that exceed 500 pounds at any given time during 2008, were required to complete and submit an annual Community Right to Know Survey. In addition, substances on the federal list of extremely hazardous substances had to be reported if they are present at the designated threshold (usually less than 500 pounds), as well as any chemical requiring a Material Safety Data Sheet that is present on site in quantities that exceed 10,000 pounds. This is required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Employers were required to complete and submit the survey by March 1, 2009.
The survey had to be submitted to the state environmental protection agency (such as the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection), and copies sent to the Local Emergency Planning Commission, local police and fire departments, and the local hospital.

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