Community Right-to-Know and File Reviews

The City of Berkeley Toxics Management Division (TMD) maintains documents related to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA).  EPCRA was designed to improve community access to information about chemical hazards and to facilitate the development of chemical emergency response plans by state/tribe and local governments. The reporting requirements established under Community Right-To-Know laws provide the public with important information on chemicals that can be hazardous in their communities.  Being aware of chemical hazards within a community will help facilitate emergency planning and public disclosure of toxic chemicals.   To learn more about EPCRA, please visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPCRA website, or see the Community Right-To-Know Guide from the California Office of Emergency Services.

In addition to files associated with EPCRA reporting, TMD files contain information about Berkeley sites that have current or historical site remediation, hazardous wastes and hazardous materials, underground storage tanks, and more.

A File Review request form is required to view files at the TMD office.To receive access to these files, please either fax the request form to (510) 981-7470, or email to toxics@cityofberkeley.info. The request form may also be dropped off at our office, located at 2120 Milvia Street, 3rd Floor, Berkeley. Please note: TMD will notify you the status of your file review request within ten (10) calendar days after the submission of the request form.  

Click here to download a File Review request form