SARA Title III Reports
SARA is an acronym for Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), which was signed into federal law in 1986. Title III of this act is known as the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). EPCRA serves a critical role to get facility hazardous material storage information to the community and emergency responders.
Title III requires companies that are subject to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (facilities that use, produce, and/or store a Hazardous Chemical and/or an “Extremely Hazardous Substance” (EHS) in excess of the “Threshold Quantity” (TQ) must report inventories of all on-site chemicals for which MSDSs exist to the SERC, LEPC, and local fire department. Fines for non-compliance are steep - ranging in cost of up to $10K - $82.5K per day per violation and can include criminal penalties and facility closure.
STEP helps companies comply with the requirements set forth in the guidelines of Sara Title III reporting by helping them assess their hazardous chemical inventories and properly reporting it in a timely manner.