CHEJ Training Call: Understanding Your Right-to-Know
Start: 2023-03-28 12:00:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
This is a virtual event
Here is the Zoom link to this call: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81940820336
One of the most important things citizens have to arm themselves against hazardous environments is the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986. This act guarantees citizens the right to know what chemicals are in their area and what is being planned to be brought in or travel through their neighborhoods. Having a citizen's presence on their Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is vital to protecting their air, water and community.
Being able to identify and research hazardous materials and environments in your neighborhood is a valuable tool to help citizens to call in the appropriate help that can save lives and property as well as to better inform the public of potential dangers from planned facilities or chemicals in transit. When used together, EPCRA and LEPCs, as well as awareness, can be a powerful tool to help keep people safe.
The Training Call will occur on TUESDAY, March 28th, 2023 at 12:00 PM EST.