Section 311 - Hazardous Chemical Reporting

Under Section 311 of Title III, a facility must submit the material safety data sheets (MSDS) or a MSDS list for the hazardous chemicals present on site in excess of the threshold level to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), and local fire department.

This is essentially a one-time requirement for submittal, unless the chemical or product changes.  However, a facility must update submittals to these agencies within 90 days when:

The Washington SERC requests that businesses submit a MSDS list of hazardous chemicals and their hazards to the state, rather than copies of the material safety data sheets.  A completed form must be submitted for:

The LEPC or local fire department may request material safety data sheets for a hazardous chemical at a facility and it must be provided within 30 days.

A report form is available below. The list must identify the hazards associated with the chemical or product. The five categories are:

Download a Section 311 – MSDS List form (Fillable PDF) (Word).

Contact information for the SERC is available here.