§15-5A-1. Declaration of purpose.

The Legislature recognizes that Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986: The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, P.L. 99-499, enacted by the United States congress and signed into law on the seventeenth day of October, one thousand nine hundred eighty-six, has two primary objectives, i.e., to require states and local communities to develop comprehensive emergency response plans, and to establish a program for the collection and dissemination to the public of information on certain hazardous chemicals and toxic chemicals in their communities.

The purpose of this article is to enable and authorize this state to fulfill its obligations under the federal statute.