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1 the dry presentation of the conference “Form R and Tier II” by Susan Murphy

2 The Basics of Tier II Hazardous Chemical Reporting, Community Right-to-Know  " Tier II ” is the reporting form nickname  The purpose is to provide the public with info on hazardous chemicals in their community There are 16 fertilizer production sites in Texas like the one that exploded in West, but authorities aren't clear how many of those might be built near schools or other residential centers,…

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4 Hazardous Chemical Reporting, Community Right-to-Know  Anything on site requiring an MSDS is subject to Tier II reporting  Standard threshold of 10,000 lbs maximum quantity on hand, but threshold is smaller for more hazardous materials The Basics of Tier II  Include railcars of chemicals, and biofuels that we are shipping off site (animal fats,oils), wastewater treatment chemicals, CO2

5 The certifying official needs to know what the codes mean The Basics of Tier II

6 Some states collect fees on Tier II chemicals to fund the LEPCs The Basics of Tier II

7 EPA inspectors are most familiar with Tier II The Basics of Tier II Easy to audit Keep supporting documentation for chemicals you did and did not put on Tier II for ECAP audits Keep proof of delivery Scan Tier II and delivery proof into WEBEMS

8 The Basics of Form R Toxic Chemical Release Reporting (TRI), Community Right-to-Know  “Form R” is the reporting form nickname  Also known as TRI or SARA 313 or Title III  Purpose is to inform the public of releases of toxic chemicals, and to aid in regulation development

9 The Basics of Form R TRI data is easily accessed in ECHO FRS_IDFacility_NameAddressCityStateProgram ID TRI Chemical Releases (lbs) GHG Releases (metric tons CO2) FARMLAND FOODS INC 800 INDUSTRIAL DRIVEDENISONIAGGR: ,327 TRI:51442FRMLNIN DUS 104, FARMLAND FOODS INC HIGHWAY 5MILANMO TRI:63556PRMMSR URAL 311, FARMLAND FOODS INCHWY. 103 S.CRETENE TRI:68333FRMLNPO BOX 1,816,072 GGR: ,102

10 The Basics of Form R Toxic Chemical Release Reporting, Community Right-to-Know  “There are three categories: manufacture, process, or otherwise use, each with its own reporting threshold  The state and EPA collect the information  EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX) online reporting tool is available

11 It is simple to look up a facility at EPA’s ENVIROFACTS

12 Test Your Knowledge Form R or Tier II? Due July 1 every year There is a chemical list Includes rock salt for deicing grounds Fire Dept gets a copy Due March 1 every year Hydrogen Sulfide was added for 2012 Food ingredients are exempt Authorizes fire dept. inspections Report how much you send to your city wastewater plant Can be reported electronically using EPA’s CDX

13 Test Your Knowledge Form R or Tier II? Has a mandatory Pollution Prevention section Refrigeration system capacity is needed The database went down this year on the due date Requires updating reported info within 3 months of adding a chemical over threshold Data can be found in EPA’s ECHO database

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