Right to Know
Pursuant to State and Federal laws, information collected under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know (RTK) Act is considered public information and is accessible to the public.
This allows citizens who live near facilities with chemicals to be aware of any potential risk and learn what they may need to do in the event of a chemical release.
There are two exceptions. Under federal law, trade secrets are not allowed to be released. Under State law transportation information is considered confidential and may be released only to those who need it for planning purposes.
The SERC embraces the community right-to-know requirements. We encourages citizens to use this information as part of developing family emergency plans for all hazards.
You may request information using the downloadable form below, or our online form. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.
- Right-to-Know Request Form: This form may be used to request hazardous materials information available under the Emergency Planning and Emergency Right to Know Act (EPCRA).
You will need the free Adobe® Reader to view PDF documents. RTF documents may be opened with any word processing software. Other: DOC: Microsoft Word® or Word® Viewer. XLS: Microsoft Excel® or Excel® Viewer Should you need an alternate form of any document, please contact us.
To learn more about family emergency planning for all hazards, visit Maine Prepares.