The EPCRA grants citizens the right to obtain information on hazardous materials in their community.

Possible Answers:

  1. TRUE
  2. FALSE

The Correct Answer:

True, The  EPCRA grants citizens the right to obtain information on hazardous materials in their community.

Explanation:

EPCRA stands for Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. This act was formed in 1986, and the main aim was to help the communities with planning so that they could manage chemical emergencies. This act also required the industry to report the release of hazardous substances, their uses, and storage to the local, state, and federal governments.

This act requires local and state governments to use the information to protect their communities from potential risks. The reporting requirements facilitate notification, reporting, and documenting the data. EPCRA does not have any right to limit the type of chemicals used in a factory or industry; it’s released, transferred, or disposed of in the facility. Every section of this law is applicable for different requirements deadlines and covers various types of chemical groups.

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