Hospital Facility: Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act

GeoInsight assisted a hospital facility with their Tier II reporting needs at six locations. Facilities that store more than 10,000 pounds of a hazardous chemical (as defined by Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 29 CFR 1910.1200) or 500 lbs or more (or in excess of its Threshold Planning Quantity) of an extremely hazardous substance (EHS) (as defined by United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in 40 CFR 355) during the calendar year, need to file a Tier I or Tier II report by March 1 of the following year.  This includes reporting such materials as fuel oil, salt/sand piles, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia used for refrigeration, and sulfuric acid in batteries. 

 

For each of the facilities, GeoInsight reviewed compiled inventory data or the summary of chemicals stored above the threshold reporting quantity. This also included reviewing the materials safety data sheets (MSDS) to identify if there were new EHS chemicals to report.  Tier II reports for the materials that exceed the threshold quantity during the previous calendar year were filed using the Tier II submit software provided by the USEPA.  In addition, GeoInsight worked directly with the chemical suppliers to obtain and report the new shipping and transport information required by the regulation. The final Tier II reports were submitted to the local emergency planning commission, state emergency planning commission, and local fire department. 

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Relevant Tags

  • Compliance
  • EPCRA
  • HAZMAT
  • Hospital Facility
  • Tier II