I’m going to guess that the “reportable quantity” you are referring to is for releases.. See http://www.campuserc.org/compliance-guides/epa-environmental-protection-agency/comprehensive-environmental-response-compensation-and-liability-act-(cercla)/spills for more information.
The Campus Environmental Resource Center is funded by EPA and is specially written to help colleges and universities comply with environmental laws.
Pete Reinhardt, Yale EHS
Do "Reportable Quantities," RQ's, refer to storage or release?
In other words the RQ for chloroform is listed as 10 pounds and the RQ for silver nitrate as one pound. Is there any requirement that storage of this amount of these chemicals in Texas be reported, and if so, to whom? I can understand reporting release of these chemicals in the stated amounts, but reporting mere storage would require a lot of paperwork.
Ruth Ann Murphy, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology
Co-Chairperson, Health Professions Advisory Committee
Amy LeVesconte Professorship of Chemistry
JAMP Faculty Director
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College Street
Belton, TX 76513-2599
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