Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

CERCLA, often referred to as Superfund, has the purpose of imposing responsibility on entities to remediate large chemically contamination.  The part of CERCLA which impacts Emory is the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) which requires that information regarding hazardous materials stored or used be provided to emergency response planning groups through a report titled Tier II. This report informs Emergency Planning Agencies of the types and quantities of certain chemicals on our campuses and is provided to the State Emergency Response Commission, Local Emergency Planning Committees, County-specific HAZMAT teams, and local fire departments.