1 Rocky Beem 2011 Smithfield Environmental Conference TRI Form R ReportingRocky Beem2011 Smithfield Environmental Conference
2 Smithfield-Specific Reporting 40 CFR 372Understanding Activities and ThresholdsExemptionsForm R versus Form ASmithfield Form R ChemicalsAmmoniaChlorineNitratesSodium NitriteMethanolCombustion Manufactured 313’s
8 Threshold Determination - Ammonia ActivityThresholdSourceTotal lbsExceededManufacturedProcessedOtherwise Used25,000 lbs25,000 lbs10,000 lbsRefrigerationMakeupWastewater Treatment& Combustion Product5,040 lbs0 lbs9,000 lbs=300 MGD X 8.34 lb/gal X 2 mg/LAnnual Replacement=200 mmft3 NG X 0.18 lb / mmft3NONONO
9 Threshold Determination - Ammonia ActivityThresholdSourceTotal lbsExceededManufacturedProcessedOtherwise Used25,000 lbs25,000 lbs10,000 lbsRefrigerationMakeupWastewater Treatment10,008 lbs**0 lbs37,000 lbs*=300 MGD X 8.34 lb/gal X 4 mg/LAnnual ReplacementNONOYESForm R Required: Report 47,008 lbs; check both produced and otherwise used.*NOTE: If you release >36,500 lbs/yr (100 lbs/day), you will have to report a continuous release !**NOTE: The 1% de minimis exemption does not apply to manufactured Section 313 chemicals (nitrate, ammonia, combustion products)
10 Chlorine Discussion Chlorine (Gas - Cl2) Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl)NOT a Sec 313 ChemicalSame as “bleach”“Otherwise Used”Can Cl2 be manufactured from sodium hypochlorite?
13 Chlorine – Optional Form A IF the sum of Sections 8.1 through 8.7 is less than 500 lbs (should be), and the total used is less than 1,000,000 lbs, you can certify using Form A.Source: EPA
14 Chlorine – Exemptions On-site Drinking Employee Use Water Chlorination Personal UseExemptionOn-site DrinkingWaterChlorinationEmployee UseAllocate UseProcess Use“Otherwise Used”Employee UseCity WaterUse“Environment”ExemptionProcess UseNOTE: Likely no “chlorine” in the water !
15 Nitrate Compounds Activity Threshold Source Total lbs Exceeded ManufacturedProcessedOtherwise Used25,000 lbs25,000 lbs10,000 lbsWastewater Treatment50,004 lbs*0 lbs0 lbs=300 MGD X 8.34 lb/gal X 20 mg/LYesNONO*The pounds of nitrate for threshold determinations must be based on the weight of the nitrate compound NaNO3, not the ion NO3-. Releases are reported using NO3-.(“Toxic Release Inventory Lists of Chemicals within the Water Dissociable Nitrate Compounds Category and Guidance for Reporting” (May 1996, EPA)
16 Nitrate Compounds - Sludge Land application of wastewater sludge containing nitrate and ammonia is regarded as managed as waste even though it has nutrient value.Report as being disposed to land (onsite or offsite).
17 Processing Aid Anoxic Basin Food MethanolActivityThresholdSourceTotal lbsExceededManufacturedProcessedOtherwise Used25,000 lbs25,000 lbs10,000 lbsProcessing Aid Anoxic Basin Food0 lbs0 lbs30,000 lbsNOYes*NO*Methanol may be completed consumed in the process resulting in zero releases (Sections ). It may be eligible for a Form A.
18 Sodium Nitrite Activity Threshold Source Total lbs Exceeded ManufacturedProcessedOtherwise Used25,000 lbs25,000 lbs10,000 lbsFoodIngredient0 lbs65,000 lbs0 lbsNOYesNO*Primarily released to the wastewater.
22 Combustion Manufactured 313’s Manufactured Lead = lb/106 ft3 X 700 mmft3 = lbs LeadAnnual NG Used
23 References “EPCRA 313 Reporting Guidelines for Food Processors” EPA September 1998“List of Toxic Chemicals within the Water Dissociable Nitrate Compounds Category and Guidance for Reporting” May 1996, EPA“Revised 1998 EPCRA 313 Questions and Answers”December 1998 EPA