The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Section 312(a) requires the owner or operator of facilities subject to 311(e) of EPCRA to submit an emergency and hazardous inventory form March 1st of each year to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and the local fire department. Section 312 outlines two “tiers” for reporting information on hazardous chemicals at a facility. Tier I contains general information on hazardous chemicals at a facility, and Tier II contains specific information on hazardous chemicals present at the facility.
The Tier II forms must be submitted annually on March 1st and sent to:
Tier II reports help firefighters and hazmat technicians respond to your facility with the correct personal protective gear and spill response equipment. Tier II data is used in mapping the locations of facilities storing hazardous materials and their distance to sensitive populations (schools, nursing homes, etc.). Data can also be used to protect the environment and citizens through spill prevention, mitigation, and response to hazardous materials incidents.
Tier II Compliance
Facilities that are required to maintain SDSs under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for hazardous chemicals stored or used in the workplace must submit a Tier II report.
Other facilities with chemicals in quantities equal or exceed the following thresholds must report:
States are given the flexibility to implement hazardous chemical inventory reporting requirements, as appropriate for the needs of their community. This flexibility includes adding more chemicals, setting lower reporting thresholds, and creating a reporting form or format that included information beyond that required by the federal reporting requirements.
ERA assists facilities with Tier II Reporting by:
ERA has helped file hundreds of Tier II reports, and has even integrated Tier II reporting capability into our Environmental Software. If you have any questions or concerns about your own Tier II reporting requirements, try a free, customized demo to explore ERA’s Environmental Management Software.
How ERA Improves Tier II Reporting for You
The methodology behind ERA’s software is built on total accuracy and rigorous data-gathering, basing reports on your facility’s measured, actual daily activities. This complete approach excludes the data-gaps present in other software packages.