Right-to-Know Planning Guide

Right-to-Know Planning Guide™ is the best source for results-oriented information on federal and state compliance for managers responsible for handling community right-to-know issues for their facilities.




Keep up with changes in rules and regulations, and stay informed of key related issues to comply with federal and state right-to-know laws and regulations more efficiently and cost-effectively. Prepare your operations for what's coming — get names, telephone numbers, and addresses of relevant officials for submitting documents and requesting information.


Benefit from practical, easy-to-use guidance, written in plain English, for meeting your obligations under EPCRA, SARA, and other provisions. Every topic features an overview and describes application of policy. Take an in-depth look at how agency rules and actions affect stakeholders. Learn how other companies handle the kinds of problems you face. Understand the roles of local emergency planning committees and state emergency response commissions.

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Monitor currently listed chemicals and threshold quantities, prepare MSDSs, inventory emissions, and pollution control reports, and plan and implement a legally sound emergency response program. Develop risk management plans for chemical emergencies, train employees on right-to-know responsibilities, and interact effectively with government, industry, the media, and the community.


Right-to-Know Chart Builder

Performing state-by-state comparisons has been made much more easy and immediate with the addition of a new tool: the Right-to-Know Chart Builder. Developed based on feedback from current customers, the Right-to-Know Chart Builder enables users to create custom compliance charts comparing state requirements from the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).


  • Chemical safety
  • Combustible dust
  • Dioxins
  • Emergency planning
  • Emergency response
  • Hazard communication
  • Hazmat transport
  • Local emergency planning committees
  • Material safety data sheets
  • Nanotechnology
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Reporting and recordkeeping
  • Right-to-know
  • Risk assessments
  • Security
  • State programs
  • Toxic releases
  • Toxic substances
  • Workplace safety



Analysis, guidance, and primary source material.


Current reports providing news and developments.

Formats and Frequency
Print reference 

Right-to-Know Planning Guide material is updated monthly.

Print notification

Right-to-Know Planning Guide Report is issued bi-weekly.

Web reference

Right-to-Know Planning Guide material is updated weekly and available as a component of the Environment & Safety Resource.

Web notification

Right-to-Know Planning Guide Report is available bi-weekly and archived to 02.04.1999. Email summaries, providing the highlights and table of contents for each report, with URLs to full text articles and documents are also available.

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