The July 1 due date for Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (i.e., Form R or Form A reports) is again coming up. A few notable changes to reporting requirements affect 2016 submissions:
- A new chemical has been added to the TRI reporting list for 2016. In November 2015, EPA added 1-bromopropane, used primarily in various industries as a solvent/degreaser. If the reporting thresholds for manufacture, processing or other use of this chemical were exceeded at your facility in 2016, it must be reported.
- The TRI-ME web application for report preparation and submission has been updated! We have done a run-through of the revised program and found that, just as EPA claims, the “modernized” version of TRI-ME web does make the process more streamlined and simplified. It just looks better, too.
Remember, you must use the TRI-ME web application (accessed through EPA’s Central Data Exchange at cdx.epa.gov) to submit and certify annual TRI reports. If you’re unfamiliar with the application or need help with any aspect of TRI reporting, please contact T. Cozzie Consulting for assistance.
Are you ready for the July 1 deadline for Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting of your releases, disposals and off-site transfers of listed toxic chemicals? Look HERE for guidance on TRI Form R (and Form A) reporting.
We have put together an informational presentation – as shown in the above screen capture of the title page – to help you and responsible personnel in your organization understand the reporting requirements set forth in the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), which include the annual TRI reports. This presentation is described in greater detail and accessible HERE. Both free PDF download and fully editable Powerpoint presentation (PPT) formats are available.
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Changes to Tier Two Hazardous Chemical Inventory reporting requirements are now effective!
On July 13, 2012, EPA published a final rule to revise Tier I and Tier II reporting forms, as well as the Confidential Location Information Sheet. The revisions added some new data elements and revised some existing data elements.
The rule became effective on January 1, 2014. Facilities must comply with the new requirements on the Tier II inventory form for reporting year 2013, which is due by March 1, 2014. (Note that your state may have specific requirements for reporting and submission the Tier II inventory form and/or the state reporting form or format. Contact T. Cozzie Consulting or your state for information on state specific reporting requirements.)
The reporting requirements under the community right-to-know provisions of EPCRA sections 311 and 312 are on-going obligations. These requirements apply to owners and operators of facilities that store hazardous chemicals in quantities at or above reporting thresholds specified in 40 CFR part 370. Under EPCRA section 312, if a hazardous chemical is present at or above the reporting threshold , the facility owner or operator is required to submit an emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form (Tier II or state equivalent, as no states currently accept the shorter Tier 1 form) to the SERC, LEPC and the local fire department by March 1 annually.
Changes to the reporting requirements that take effect for the 2013 reporting year include the following:
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