You have the explicit right to know about hazardous chemical information. You can see and get copies of the
- Tier 2 (chemical storage) reports
- Facility emergency plans
- Written follow-up reports
- Regional emergency plans
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
Visit the Allen County Office of Homeland Security office during open hours.
If the MSDSs are for a chemical that involves trade secrets, the facility can choose not to provide this. This is a rare scenario. Most chemicals and chemical mixtures used at facilities are not trade secrets.
Any time a chemical emergency occurs in your area, the facility must notify you within a few moments and tell you how to respond.
The Allen County LEPC is always working to improve its public communication efforts.