​Effective January 1, 1992, all commercial businesses in Wake County (including all municipalities) that use, store or manufacture Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS’s) that must be reported under local or State Right-to-Know laws, N.C.G.S. 95-173, et seq., or under Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) must have an approved on-site Hazardous Materials Chemical Data Storage Box (Wake County Ordinance Chapter 70) at each facility where hazardous materials are found. This system uses an LEPC-approved Hazardous Materials Storage Box that holds critical documents such as the Countywide Site Specific Plan (SSP)/Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP), pre-fire plans, MSDS binders and access keys.

Pre-fire plans and MSDS sheets can be regularly updated by contacting Wake County Emergency Management or the local fire department to open the box, or such updates can be performed during any normally scheduled fire inspection.

Hazmat Box Ordinance.pdf70.50 storage box ordinance outlines the contents required to be placed in the Hazardous Materials Data Storage Box.