For Immediate Release: May 28, 2009
Contact: Margot Perez-Sullivan, 415.947.4149, Perezsullivan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Fisher Sand and Gravel corrects reporting violations
Southwest Asphalt, located at
“Southwest Asphalt violated a law that ensures first responders can take appropriate action to safeguard themselves and the community,” said Daniel Meer, the EPA’s assistant Superfund director for the Pacific Southwest region. “Facilities need to be aware of these reporting requirements that protect emergency responders and the public in the event of an accidental release.”
The chemical hazard information and inventory are essential planning tools in the event of an emergency. The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know-Act requires all facilities using hazardous substances above specified quantities to provide chemical hazard information and annual chemical inventory information to state and local emergency planners and fire departments for inclusion in the community emergency plan.
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