The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Environmental Compliance Division of Emergency Response & Technical Assessment created the New York City Community Right-To-Know Laws and Regulations (Local Law No. 26) in 1988.
The law was created to reduce risk to human health and the environment when storing, processing, handling, and using certain hazardous substances. Tragedies around the world relating to the accidental release of certain hazardous substances clearly indicate the need to have in place an effective plan for dealing with such emergencies.
JLC personnel assist property owners and managers with preparing chemical inventories and also help your facility plan for the prevention and controls of fire, accidents, and spills . Under the Community Right-To-Know law buildings must collect and manage information concerning the amount, location, and nature of hazardous material present and must comply with labeling of hazardous substances. This information shall be available to city personnel responsible for responding to emergency involving hazardous substances in the public.
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