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Legislation

AJ11end/llents and Reauthorization Act (SARA), an iInportant piece of legislation. SARA deals ,vith the cleanup of hazardous waste sites as well as elnergency planning and response. Title III, which is the heart of SARA, establishes requireinents for enlergency planning and "colnlnunity right to know" for federal, state, and local govenunent, as well as industry. Title III is a Inajor stepping-stone in tile protection of the environment, but its principal thrust is to facilitate planning in tile event of a catastrophe. A more comprehensive exainination of Title III is provided in Chapter 3.