HEPCRA Emergency Release Reporting
A facility must immediately notify the HSERC and LEPC if there is a release into the environment of a hazardous substance that is equal to or exceeds the minimum reportable quantity set in the regulations. This requirement covers the following types of chemicals:
- Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) are those substances and quantities listed at 40 CFR part 355, Appendices A and B
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) hazardous substances contained in 40 CFR part 302, Table 302.4
- Trichloropropane (TCP)
- Oil under the following circumstances:
- Any amount of oil which when released into the environment causes a sheen to appear on surface water, or any navigable water of the state;
- Any free product that appears on ground water;
- Any amount of oil released to the environment greater than 25 gallons; and
- Any amount of oil released to the environment which is less than 25 gallons, but which is not contained and remediated within 72 hours.
Facilities must also report a release of a CERCLA hazardous substance to the National Response Center (NRC) at 800.424.8802. In most cases, the facility must submit a written follow-up report within 30 days of the release to the HSERC and LEPC.
Specific information is required when reporting the release of a hazardous substance. Download the notification guideline for a hazardous substance release below to learn more about the required information.
Hazardous Substance Emergency Release Notification and Inventory Guideline
Office of Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response
State of Hawai‘i Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 206
Honolulu, HI 96814
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