Emergency Planning and Reporting: Tier II and TRI
This seminar will investigate the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). This seminar will discuss how to determine if the programs apply to your operation, how to collect the required information, and how to complete and submit the forms.
Among the most common EPCRA requirements:
Sections 312 – Tier II Inventory Report
Any facility required under OSHA regulations to maintain MSDSs for the hazardous chemicals stored or used at the facility in a quantity greater than 10,000 pounds (500 pounds for Extremely Hazardous Substances) must report by March 1 of each year, to state and local officials and local fire departments, inventories of all on-site chemicals for which MSDSs exist.
Section 313 — Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)
Any facility that manufactures, processes, or otherwise uses any of the over 600 listed TRI chemicals above the applicable threshold quantities is required to complete and submit a toxic chemical release inventory form (Form R) annually by July 1.
A facility is required to report to the TRI Program if it meets ALL of these three threshold criteria:
- The facility is included in a TRI-covered North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code; and
- The facility has 10 or more full-time employee equivalents (i.e., a total of 20,000 hours or greater); and
- The facility manufactures (defined to include importing), processes, or otherwise uses any EPCRA Section 313 chemical in quantities greater than the established threshold in the course of a calendar year.