Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 100 Part 2.djvu/628
100 STAT. 1730
PUBLIC LAW 99-499—OCT. 17, 1986
a minimum, representatives from each of the following groups or organizations: elected State and local officials; law enforcement, civil defense, firefighting, first aid, health, local environmental, hospital, and transportation personnel; broadcast and print media; community groups; and owners and operators of facilities subject to the requirements of this subtitle. Such committee shall appoint a chairperson and shall establish rules by which the committee shall function. Such rules shall include provisions for public notification of committee activities, public meetings to discuss the emergency plan, public comments, response to such comments by the committee, and distribution of the emergency plan. The local emergency planning committee shall establish procedures for receiving and processing requests from the public for information under section 324, including tier II information under section 312. Such procedures shall include the designation of an official to serve as coordinator for information. (d) REVISIONS.—A State emergency response commission may revise its designations and appointments under subsections (b) and (c) as it deems appropriate. Interested persons may petition the State emergency response commission to modify the membership of a local emergency planning committee. 42 USC 11002.
SEC. 302. SUBSTANCES AND FACILITIES COVERED AND NOTIFICATION. (a) SUBSTANCES COVERED.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—A substance is subject to the requirements of this subtitle if the substance is on the list published under paragraph (2). (2) LIST d r EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES.—Within 30
days after the date of the enactment of this title, the Administrator shall publish a list of extremely hazardous substances. The list shall be the same as the list of substances published in November 1985 by the Administrator in Appendix A of the "Chemical Emergency Preparedness Program Interim Guidance". (3) THRESHOLDS.—(A) At the time the list referred to in paragraph (2) is published the Administrator shall— (i) publish an interim final regulation establishing a threshold planning quantity for each substance on the list, taking into account the criteria described in paragraph (4), and (ii) initiate a rulemaking in order to publish final regulations establishing a threshold planning quantity for each substance on the list. (B) The threshold planning quantities may, at the Administrator's discretion, be based on classes of chemicals or categories of facilities. (C) If the Administrator fails to publish an interim final r^ulation establishing a threshold planning quantity for a substance within 30 days after the date of the enactment of this title, the threshold planning quantity for the substance shall be 2 pounds until such time as the Administrator publishes regulations establishing a threshold for the substance. (4) REVISIONS.—The Administrator may revise the list and thresholds under paragraphs (2) and (3) from time to time. Any revisions to the list shall take into account the toxicity, reactivity, volatility, dispersability, combustability, or flammability of a substance. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term