Question # 902

902. If state right-to-know laws are more stringent than EPCRA, must federal facilities comply with the state right-to-know requirements and EPCRA requirements as well?
No. EO 13148 does not require federal facilities to comply with state and local right-to-know requirements that are more stringent than EPCRA requirements. However, federal facilities are encouraged to be “leaders and responsible members of their communities by informing the public and their workers of possible sources of pollution resulting from facility operations.” In addition, EO 13148 does not remove any reporting obligation for private sector facilities or federal facilities if the state right-to-know laws require compliance by those facilities.