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Section 304 of SARA Title III details the requirements for a facility's reporting of accidental releases of hazardous substances which will migrate off site. The release of any CERCLA hazardous substance or any Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) an amount equal to or greater than the established reportable quantity (RQ) for the substance must be reported immediately.

Two methods of reporting are necessary to comply with Section 304 of SARA Title III:

  1. Verbal Report: Upon the accidental release of a hazardous substance, a facility shall immediately notify appropriate LEPC, the IERC, and the NRC by telephone or radio, or in person. The addresses and telephone numbers are as follows:
    1. The Community Emergency Coordinator of the LEPC in the area where the release occurred [PDF]
      • The Indiana Emergency Response Commission (IERC):
        • (888) 233 7745 (toll free in-state)
        • (317) 233 7745 (local or out-of-state)
      • The National Response Center (NRC):
        • (800) 424-8802
  2. Written Report: A follow-up written report must be submitted to the IERC c/o IDEM. This report must be submitted as soon as possible after the release occurs, so long as it does not interfere with emergency efforts. Please submit this report on company letterhead, signed by a designated company official. The report must contain the following information:
    1. The chemical identity or name of substance released
    2. Whether or not the substance released is on the Section 302 EHS list
    3. An estimate of quantity released
    4. The duration of release
    5. The medium into which release occurred
    6. Any anticipated health risks and advice regarding medical attention necessary
    7. The precautions set by the facility to deal with the release
    8. The name and phone number of the facility-designated contact person
    9. All actions being taken by the facility

In addition to the above written requirements, the facility is also required to submit updates as more information becomes available.

Send written report to:

Indiana Emergency Response Commission
302 West Washington Street, Room E208
Indianapolis, IN 46204