Question # 568

568. What is the difference between a release under EPCRA Section 304 and a release under EPCRA section 313? Would accidental releases reported under Section 304 have to be included in the Section 313 report?
Section 304 releases are accidental releases of extremely hazardous substances, requiring an emergency notification. Reporting under Section 313 includes the total amount of the toxic chemicals, both routine, operational and accidental releases. Thus, Section 304 releases of listed Section 313 toxic chemicals must be factored into releases reported under Section 313.