Question # 6

6. What is the difference between the Section 313 list of toxic chemicals and other EPCRA lists of regulated chemicals?
There are overlaps, which exist between lists of chemicals covered by different Sections of EPCRA. Section 313 focuses on toxic chemicals that may cause chronic health and environmental effects, although the list does contain chemicals that cause acute health effects. When EPCRA was written, the Section 313 list was developed from lists of regulated toxic chemicals in New Jersey and Maryland. The other EPCRA lists cover chemicals of concern for emergency planning purposes. The List of Lists: Consolidated List of Chemicals document (EPA 550-B-15-001, March 2015) identifies toxic chemicals that are specifically listed and must be reported under various sections of EPCRA.