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Dane County Emergency Management

Public Information: Community Right-to-know

The United States Congress enacted Public Law 99-499 in October 1986 to protect and inform all citizens of the existence of extremely hazardous chemicals that may be manufactured, stored, distributed, or used in your community.

P.L. 99-499 is the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, Title III of the "Superfund and Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986" (SARA).

Information about these hazardous chemicals and locations within Dane County is available for public review at the Dane County Emergency Management Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during regular business days.

The following information is available:

  1. Lists of planning facilities - Off-Site Plans
  2. Inventory form(s) of chemicals - Tier II Reports
  3. Dane County Strategic Plan for Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials Releases

Telephone inquiries as to specific information contained in the files will not be accepted. You must review these files in person and picture identification is required.

Copies of documents may be made at the expense of the requestor and at rates established by Dane County Records Control Ordinance, Ch. 16.

Information available from Dane County Emergency Management is limited to compliance with P.L. 99-499 and does not include all chemicals that may pose a threat to humans, animals, or the environment.

If you have questions related to this notice or its application in Dane County call (608) 266-9051.

A legal notice is published in March of each year to inform the general public and complies with Section 324 of P.L. 55-499. Emergency public notices will also be issued in the event an actual emergency occurs which requires public notification.