With the TRI reporting deadline fast approaching, it's good to review your reporting requirements.
Reports must be filed by facilities that meet all three of the following criteria:
- Your facility has the equivalent of 10 or more full-time employees;
- Your facility is classified in a covered North American Industrial Classification System Code, or is a federal facility; and
- You are required to report any EPCRA Section 313 chemical not listed as a PBT chemical that is manufactured or processed at your facility in excess of 25,000 pounds per chemical or category over the calendar year, or otherwise used in excess of 10,000 pounds per chemical or category over the calendar year. For PBT chemicals, the thresholds are in the range of 10 to100 pounds and are specific to the chemical. The threshold for Dioxins, a special PBT, is 0.1 grams.
President Obama's Omnibus Appropriations Act rescinded EPA's TRI Burden Reduction Rule of 2006. These changes affect reports due July 1, 2009. The Act requires that all reports on PBT chemicals be submitted on Form R, the more detailed form. For all other chemicals the shorter Form A may be used only if the annual reporting amount is 500 pounds or less and if the chemical was manufactured, processed or otherwise used in an amount not exceeding 1 million pounds during the reporting year.