Tier II reporting, as required by Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), is required for all facilities that manufacture, process, and store chemicals above certain threshold quantities. Tier II reports must be prepared and submitted annually by March 1st for quantities stored during the previous calendar year to the State Emergency Response Commission, Local Emergency Planning Committee, and the local fire department that services the facility. These chemical inventory lists provide valuable information to local emergency responders when they are called on to protect us and our communities during a response event.
Additional benefits of conducting this report may come through the modification of chemicals used in certain processes and stored on-site. Through the collection and organization of information utilized for the submittal of the Tier II reports, companies may also determine methods and procedures they can implement to minimize reporting requirements and increase efficiencies. The modification of a chemical in a process may remove a more hazardous chemical from the site and from Tier II reporting while also reducing risk of handling and disposal cost versus the old chemical used. Review of mixture determinations and calculations may also lead to reporting reductions, risk reductions, and cost savings.
For more information about the EPCRA, please visit https://www.epa.gov/epcra, and for more information on Tier II reporting for specific states, please visit https://www.epa.gov/epcra/state-tier-ii-reporting-requirements-and-procedures to determine your required notifications.
If you have any questions or need to discuss anything regarding the Tier II reports, please contact T. Baker Smith professionals. Thank you and safe operations.