1998 EPCRA 313 Q&A, Question # 388

388. What is the difference between the Section 313 list of toxic chemicals and other EPCRA lists of regulated chemicals?
Some overlaps 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. 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 EPA List of Lists (EPA 550-B-98-017) document identifies toxic chemicals that are specifically listed and must be reported under various Sections of EPCRA.

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Question # 388 Source EPCRA Section 313 Questions and Answers (Revised 1998 Version) (PDF)(306 pp, 3.4 MB, November 1998)
ID 98-388 Status Archived
Category 3. Determining Whether or Not to Report: Listed Toxic Chemicals Subcategory 3.A. General Questions
Keyword(s) Toxic Chemical List
Updated Q&A Question Number 6
Prior Q&A [Archived] Question Number 268, 1997 EPCRA 313 Q&A
Prior Source: [Archived] Question Number 268, 1997 EPCRA 313 Q&A: Toxic Chemical List. Type of Change: Minor - Minor edits are those edits which only involve non-substantive additions or deletions of words to provide clarity in the Question and Answer. Description of Substantive Edits: NA - NA indicates no substantive edits were made to the original Question and Answer.