Environmental Safety

Environmental Safety

Chemical Inventories

Chemical Inventories, otherwise known as Hazardous Materials, must be maintained by all Clemson University Faculty and Staff. Such inventories are required by South Carolina law to be completed annually by February 14th. We have specific forms for submitting a Laboratory Chemical Inventory as well as a Non-Laboratory Chemical Inventory. Once ready, please send your completed chemical inventory form to cheminventory@clemson.edu, including within the subject line the last name of the responsible PI or supervisor as well as your department's name.

If a faculty or staff member does NOT have any chemicals in their area (which include household products), they do not need to submit a chemical inventory.

Photograph of Lara Armstrong
Lara Armstrong
Environmental Safety Program Manager

Regulatory History

The regulation for chemical inventories stems from several pieces of legislation. After the Bhopal disaster of 1984, the Environmental Protection Agency developed the Community Right To Know Act, which then resulted in the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The state of South Carolina also requires that all state agencies file this report. In 2007, the Department of Homeland Security established the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS) to ensure that high-risk chemicals are properly secured. Moreover, other federal standards currently exist that amount to thorough redundancy on to this requirement.

If you have any questions about maintaining a chemical inventory, please contact our Environmental Safety Program Manager.