EMERGENCY PLANNING AND
COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT REPORTING
U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii
The U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (USAG-HI) has compliance responsibility for Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting for all Army installations in the state of Hawaii. EA was contracted by USAG-HI, as a subcontractor to Wil Chee Planning, Inc., to compile data for EPCRA reports for calendar years 2001 and 2002. On a calendar year basis, hazardous materials storage, usage, and release data are gathered and compiled to prepare the hazardous chemical inventory reports pursuant to EPCRA Sections 311 and 312, along with the toxic release inventory report pursuant to EPCRA Section 313. EA updated the Material Safety Data Sheet database, held within the Army’s Hazardous Substances Management System, to accurately determine hazardous material components of a variety of items stored on U.S. Army Garrison property. Hazardous chemicals that exceeded Section 311 thresholds were identified and compiled for Tier II reporting. Tier II reporting was conducted through the state’s Hawaii EPCRA reporting process. The purpose of EPCRA Section 313 (toxic release inventory) reporting is to collect information on releases of chemicals to the environment and to inform public officials and the general public about these releases. EA compiled release data and input all data onto Form R for online submittal. The Form R was submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State Emergency Response Commission. The EPCRA reports included recommendations to streamline the compilation of EPCRA reports for the USAG-HI in future years.