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ERA's Master Chemical List (MCL)

ERA's in-house database of regulatory information for over 215,000 chemicals makes emissions reporting, chemical inventory management, and governmental compliance a breeze.
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Change Monitoring

ERA has a team of full-time chemical researchers and scientists who monitor the list's regulations and update them constantly

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Regulatory Checks

ERA offers complimentary support to clients with EMS packages to ensure their records and reports reflect up-to-date regulatory requirements

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Research Reduction

ERA’s platform eliminates countless hours of research and alleviates the stress of reading through extensive government documents

Chemical Properties at Your Fingertips

Streamline compliance processes by compiling and leveraging chemical qualities and properties for all 215,000+ chemicals, quickly and effortlessly.

One Database for Every Chemical Need

Stop purchasing external lists. Wherever your chemical records and calculations go, ERA has you covered.


Governmental Reporting

Your environmental reporting is infinitely more accurate with built-in chemical classifications, thresholds, QA tools, and state codes.


VOC Calculation

We use vapor pressure, molecular structure, boiling point, and the VOC Exempt List to calculate a chemical's VOC content.


SDS Authoring

Author secondary container and shipping labels and GHS-compliant SDSs by leveraging all applicable hazards and regulations.

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Product Approval

Products appearing in your custom lists indicate their exact composition and linked regulations in one query for ease of use.

Regulations Covered by our MCL

ERA tracks more than 3,000 regulations and toxic categories, including all Global Harmonized System (GHS) classifications, European regulations, and federal and state/provincial regulations from the United States and Canada.

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)

TRI under §313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986, later expanded in the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990.

Extremely Hazardous Substances

Section 302 of the U.S. Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (42 U.S.C.11002). The list can be found as an appendix to 40 C.F.R. 355.

National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI)

NPRI under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) 46-53.

Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) & Volatile Hazardous Air Pollutants (VHAPs)

42 U.S.C. §7401 et seq. (1970) & §112 of the Clean Air Act.

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

15 U.S.C. §2601 et seq. (1976).


REACH's candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern. The criteria are listed in article 57 of the REACH Regulation.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

42 U.S.C. Ch. 82—Solid Waste Disposal 42 U.S.C. §6901 et seq. (1976).

Domestic & Non-Domestic Substance List (DSL/NDSL)

Part 5 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). The DSL is an inventory of substances in the Canadian marketplace published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, in May 1994. 

Tier II

Tier II under §312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986, SARA Title III.

Conflict Minerals

FEOCs and Dodd-Frank Act Section 1502.

Global Automotive Declarable Substance List (GADSL)

List of substances present in a material or part that remains in a vehicle at point of sale, as prepared by the Global Automotive Stakeholders Group (GASG).

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) lists

Appendix A of the CFATS regulation (6 CFR Part 27).

VOCs and VOC Exempt Chemicals

40 CFR part 51, §51.100 & 40 CFR 59.203(f).
EPA Act 1992 (Control of VOC Emissions from Petrol Storage & Distribution) Regulations (SI 374 of 1997).

California Proposition Act

Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, a list of chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

Build Your Own Facility Chemical List

Our MCL is a wide repository of chemical data made to be as exhaustive as possible. We can provide you with custom lists—subsets of the MCL—to filter for the regulations and standards relevant to your facility.

Control how regulatory tracking is done by differentiating how chemicals are used and stored on-site.

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Create chemical groups and/or limits according to your permits' compliance requirements.

Use the Do Not Update flag to indicate where VOC and volatility values, among others, differ from MCL standards.

Showcasing the Power of ERA's Master Chemical List

Take a deep dive into the benefits of our list of lists (and saved research hours!) with a case study on using the MCL for reporting and SDS authoring.


Why our clients love ERA


No compliance issues for over 8 years

We have used this system for over 8 years. The Compliance Module has helped keep us from having compliance issues and helped during transitions between people. It provides the business continuity we need to keep productivity and compliance running smoothly no matter what situation we face.
Bob Waugaman
Regional EHS Manager, J.B. Poindexter Co.


Proven efficiency, accuracy, and overall performance

Since implementing the first 3 modules in 2008, the system has proven its efficiency, accuracy, and overall performance. Our business unit executives regularly express their confidence in their compliance systems.
Phil Schull
V.P. Risk Management, J.B. Poindexter Co.


The software is easily used by all our users

We currently use the Audits, Incidents, and BBSO modules to manage our internal and external audits for EHS and ISO compliance and track issues and document related corrective actions. The customization of these modules was key to our decision to purchase the software.
Heather Ruffner
Global HSE Program Manager, Elliot Group