Other Reporting Requirements
Municipal Records Retention Schedule
State Spill Reporting
Visit the CT DEEP Webpage for specific state spill reporting requirements.
Carcinogenic Substance
Connecticut General Statutes, Chapter 368l, Section 19a-330 requires any person who uses or produces any carcinogenic substance in the manufacture of any item, product or material to make an annual report to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and the Commissioner of Public Health.  This is a separate reporting requirement and is not part of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know laws.  The annual report should be sent to the DEEP in c/o of the SERC.
Notice to Local Fire Marshal 
Connecticut General Statutes, Chapter 541, Section 29-307a requires employers who uses, keeps, stores or produces any hazardous materials in his manufacturing establishment shall, within thirty days, provide the local fire marshal for the area where the establishment is located with notice of the presence or elimination of any hazardous material in his establishment.  This is a separate reporting requirement and is not part of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know laws.  Contact the State Fire Marshals Office for notification requirements.
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
Federal Security Regulation
The federal Department of Homeland Security(DHS) has adopted the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Interim Final Rule (6 CFR Part 27).  The Final Rule is intended to fill a security gap in our country's anti-terrorism efforts by identifying and improving the security of chemicals that are potentially at a high level of risk for release, theft, or sabotage.  The Final Rule imposes comprehensive federal security regulations for high-risk chemical facilities and establishes risk-based performance standards for the security of our nation's chemical facilities.  
Part of the Final Rule is the CSAT Top-Screen which is a questionnaire regarding the chemicals manufactured, processed, used, stored at or distributed by each facility.  Based on the results of the CSAT Top-Screen, facilities may be required by DHS to complete a CSAT Security Vulnerability Assessment and develop CSAT Site Security Plan.  The CSAT Top-Screen questionnaire, Security Vulnerability Assessment tool, and Site Security Plan template are online tools that DHS will require all regulated facilities to use. 
The Top-Screen must be completed online within 60 calendar days of the effective date of the final Appendix A Chemicals of Interest list.   Facilities should follow the registration instructions to access the CSAT.  Once DHS validates a facility's registration, DHS will notify the facility about how to access the Top-Screen and other CSAT tools.  
After registering for CSAT, facilities are provided access to the Top-Screen, which enables the Department to determine if they are a high-risk chemical facility covered by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Interim Final Rule (CFATS).  For facilities that are determined to be high risk, other tools, specifically the SVA and SPP, are made available to satisfy additional CFATS requirements.
The Department of Homeland Security invites interested persons to contribute suggestions and comments on the draft document entitled "Risk-Based Performance Standards Guidance" by submitting written data, views or arguments.  Comments that will provide the most assistance to the Department will explain the reason for any recommended changes to the RBPS Guidance and include data, information, or authority that supports such recommended changes.
Municipal Records Retention Schedule 

The Connecticut State Library, Public Records Administrator has published Municipal Public Safety and Emergency Services Records Schedule M7 guidelines regarding records retention schedule for Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Reporting Forms.  According to the guidelines, there is a minimum retention period of two (2) years.   Refer to retention schedule Item Number M1-245 for specific instructions.
A SERC or LEPC must respond to a request for Tier II information within 45 days of receiving such a request.  Final Rule, section 370.61(b) adds this new requirement.
Content Last Updated on January 25, 2011