EPCRA REPORTING

EI has been providing EPCRA reporting assistance and related services to industrial clients for over 20 years.  Our team of engineers and scientists have the expertise to assist with the regulatory knowledge and various reporting systems in multiple states throughout the US.  We have worked with multiple industrial sectors, including chemical plants, metal component fabrication, plastic foam and rubber production, refrigeration equipment manufacturing, automotive equipment and parts manufacturing, plastics, and the biopharma industry.

History of EPCRA
EPCRA was passed in 1986 in response to concerns regarding the environmental and safety hazards posed by the storage and handling of toxic chemicals.  These concerns were triggered by the 1984 disaster in Bhopal, India, caused by an accidental release of methylisocyanate.  The release killed or severely injured more than 2,000 people.  That particular release was from a large chemical plant; however, the resulting EPCRA reporting requirements apply to a wide variety of facilities that store and use materials of just about any kind.

Reporting Requirements
Two types of reports are commonly required: Tier II and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting.  Tier II reporting (due annually on March 1) is concerned with quantity of materials stored onsite at a given time.  TRI reporting (due annually on July 1) is concerned with annual throughput of materials used.  Tier II reporting is required for hazardous chemicals stored onsite above Threshold Planning Quantities (TPQs), typically 10,000 pounds; however, certain Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHSs) have lower TPQs.  TRI reporting is required for facilities with 10 or more full-time equivalent employees with covered operations (meeting certain NAICS codes) that manufacture, process, or otherwise use TRI listed chemicals above defined annual Reporting Thresholds.  Reporting instructions may change from year to year, and deciphering what is required to be reported can be complex. 

EI’s EPCRA services to industrial clients include:

  • Inventory of stored and used materials
  • Comprehensive review of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and Environmental Data Sheets (EDSs) to identify and quantify Tier II and TRI chemicals
  • Tier II reporting using E-Plan, EPA Tier2 Submit, and multiple state-specific systems
  • TRI reporting through the EPX CDX, TRI-MEweb module and state systems
  • Comprehensive chemical inventories to document when reporting is not required

The EI Group, Inc. environmental compliance professionals are comprised of a group of engineers and scientists knowledgeable in reading SDSs/EDSs and other material composition information to determine if reporting is required and what to report.  We have substantial experience working with industrial customers to compile material inventories, calculate stored and used quantities for reportable chemicals, and compile the information into the required systems.

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Jeff Patsel

Safety Manager, MAAG Americas

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