Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 Law and Legal Definition

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) establishes a framework of state, regional, and local agencies that can inform the public about the presence of hazardous and toxic chemicals and provide for emergency response if accidental release of such chemicals threatens public health. It requires companies to disclose information about toxic chemicals they release into the air and water and dispose of on land.