SARA TITLE III
Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) is commonly known as a community right to know law. In order to comply with these requirements, EHS must maintain a continual inventory database of certain specified chemicals.
Another consequence of SARA Title III was the formation of a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for each county or parish. The function of this committee is to develop plans for handling emergencies involving chemicals or hazardous materials, to disseminate information about the activities of the LEPC and to work with businesses toward compliance.
Each year EHS reports to the LEPC and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the total amount of each of the listed chemicals which is on campus, the location of the chemicals and the method of storage.
Since the inspection of the LEPC, employees of EHS have served as members, and have been active in LEPC activities. The Tuscaloosa County LEPC is chaired and coordinated by the Tuscaloosa County Emergency Manager.