SARA Title III has four major provisions:

  • Emergency planning (Sections 302 & 303)
  • Emergency release notification (Section 304)
  • Hazardous chemical inventory (Sections 311 & 312)
  • Toxic chemical release inventory (Section 313)

Information gleaned from these four requirements helps states and communities develop a broad perspective of chemical hazards for the entire community as well as for individual facilities. Regulations implementing SARA Title III are codified in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 350 to 372. The chemicals covered by each of the sections are different, as are the quantities that trigger reporting. Details of these reporting requirements are covered in the discussion below.