5 Things you need to know for 2018 TRI Reporting

May 23, 2018

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TRI reports are due by July 1 of each year

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reports contain information about how chemicals are treated, recycled, or otherwise disposed of by facilities. These reports are required by the USEPA under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Section 313, to help communities plan for chemical emergencies. Typically, it requires reporting on the storage, use and releases of hazardous substances to federal, state, and local governments. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) collects the data and then makes this information available to the public through the TRI. As with every year, there are a few nuances to filing these reports. Here are five things for reporting year (RY) 2017 that those filing should look out for:

New TRI 2018 New Developments

  1. Applicability – even if you haven’t filed historically you may need to file.  If you have expanded production, you may need to consider reporting.
  2. The USEPA added a hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) category to the TRI chemical list in  November 2017. Facilities that meet the reporting thresholds for HBCD should submit reporting forms by July 1, 2018.


  3. EPA has adopted the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, and facilities are required to use these codes on their 2017 TRI reporting forms.

  4. Updated de minimis levels are in effect for several chemicals beginning with reporting year 2017. See the 2017 RFI document for details.


  5. Please note that this year's July 1 reporting deadline falls on a Sunday. EPA TRI reporting guidance states that submissions will be accepted on Monday.

Questions about if TRI applies to you?

Here is the information you’ll need to determine if TRI applies to you

State TRI Program Requirements?

Many states, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and New York, have their own TRI programs or forms. Some states also require reporting on additional chemicals, such as sodium hydroxide and ferric sulfate. For more information make sure to check out our post on Massachusetts 2018 TURA requirements, or visit state specific regulatory agencies for the latest requirements.

State specific resources:

 

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Not sure if the TRI requirements apply to your facility?  Have another question? Or tight on time? Let us help!

It can be difficult determining whether your facility must submit a TRI report and how to correctly file.  If you get stuck or have a question, one of GeoInsight's compliance specialists would be happy to help!

For more information contact us

Suzanne Pisano, Compliance Director


Contact Suzanne Pisano

slpisano@geoinc.com | (978) 679-1600

Jeni Pisani, Senior Compliance Project Manager 

Contact Jeni Pisani

japisani@geoinc.com | (207) 606-1043

Tim Kipp, Senior Associate/Compliance Project Manager 

  Contact Tim Kipp

twkipp@geoinc.com | 860.894.1002