On October 23, 2018, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) was signed into law, amending EPCRA's emergency release notification and hazardous chemical inventory provisions. The revisions require that community water systems 1.) receive prompt notification of any reportable release of an EPCRA extremely hazardous substance (EHS) or a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) hazardous substance that potentially affects their source water and 2.) have access to Tier II information (i.e., hazardous chemical inventory data). These requirements went into effect immediately upon signing the law.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- AWIA Section 2018 – Amendments to EPCRA Sections 304 and 312 (PDF)(2 pp, 31 K)
- AWIA Factsheet: A guide for SERCs, TERCs, and LEPCs (PDF)(5 pp, 233 K)
- AWIA Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)(11 pp, 596 K)