W&M Provides Annual Stormwater and Regulatory Compliance Assistance

Each year, W&M assists their facilities with Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) assistance (inspections, best management practice (BMP)evaluation, analyzing data, annual reporting, etc.) and preparation of their Tier II reports, air permitting assistance and documentation (as needed), and technical assistance on various environmental projects throughout the year.

AWS and Tier II are just Warmups – The TRI/P2 Deadline is Looming

We kicked off this reporting season with our March reporting deadlines, which we covered in our Compliance Reporting webinar. As March is quickly approaching, you can still watch the uploaded webinar and review our slides to assist in your first round of reporting. It’s not over just yet – the July 1st TRI and P2 Annual Progress Report deadlines will be here before you know it. We will host a live lunchtime webinar on March 28th to provide essential information such as requirements to report, data gathering and the preparation and submittal of these reports so you can be prepared and start early! The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program requires regulated industries to report certain toxic chemicals that are released to the environment.  The TRI reporting program is often referred to as Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) which was passed by Congress in 1986. 
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Avoiding Pitfalls in Environmental Reporting

We at W&M, somewhat affectionately, refer to the time period of January 1 – July 1 as “Reporting Season” due to the myriad of compliance deadlines all crammed into that timeframe.  As you will recall, it all begins on March 1 with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Tier II reporting and Annual Waste Summary (AWS) reporting deadline.  Shortly after is the March 31 deadline for Air Emissions Inventory Reporting (AEIR) and the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) annual reporting.  As you would expect, there are a number of pitfalls that you will want to avoid when completing your reporting.  We’ll discuss more during the January Webinar, but here are a few to get you started: Pitfall #1:  Quality of Information Not all information is created equal and not all information is good information.  When gathering data, it is important to be specific as
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Brace yourself for March, it’s just around the corner.

For Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Managers or professionals, the new year brings a new outlook on your job, promises to yourself and your company, and the desire for improvement over the past year. Unfortunately, the new year also brings the crushing realization that March is just around the corner, almost taunting you for becoming cocky in November and December when few environmental reports are due to the State or EPA. March marks the beginning of the annual reporting deadlines. The reporting calendar begins with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Tier II report and the Annual Waste Summary (AWS) due March 1st, and then you dive right into the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) Benchmark Monitoring (BM) reporting and Discharge Monitoring Report, and the Air Emissions Inventory Report (AEIR), all due on March 31.  Individually the reports are not overly difficult or time
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Compliance Reporting: Don’t Let the Deadlines Sneak up on You

  • Compliance Reporting
    January 24, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

As the new year comes, so does another opportunity to get it done right. Instead of avoiding the tedium of environmental reporting, dive in head first to prepare your reports accurately and punctually. Join us for our lunchtime webinar, hosted by Nick Foreman, covering the reports due in March: Annual Waste Summary Stormwater Benchmark Monitoring (more…)


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TRI – It’s Never Too Early to Start

July 1st will be here before you know it – so get started on your Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting now. The TRI is an annual report required under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). You are required to report if… Your primary NAICS code (formerly SIC) is listed or you are a Federal facility; and Have 10 or more full-time employees (equivalent of 20,000 hours/year); and “Manufacture”, “process” or “otherwise use” listed Section 313 chemicals in excess of their reporting threshold. If your facility meets the first two criteria, you will need to evaluate your chemical usage to determine if you exceed the reporting threshold. If yes, then either a Form A or Form R report must be submitted to the EPA and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  Even if you do not exceed the reporting thresholds, you should maintain documentation
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What To Know About Tier II Chemical Reports

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 is a US federal law concerned with emergency response preparedness. Its objective is to encourage and support emergency planning efforts at the state and local levels, and to provide the public and local governments with information concerning potential chemical hazards present in their communities. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers EPCRA which requires certain businesses to file notifications and reports on their activities involving various hazardous chemicals. Specific implementing requirements are found in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Chapters 350 – 372. Hazardous chemical reporting is specifically required under EPCRA sections 311-312 to report chemical hazard and inventory information on the hazardous chemicals present onsite at any one time. EPA defines “hazardous chemical” as a “chemical which is a physical or health hazard.” The reporting thresholds for various categories of  hazardous chemicals shown below: The
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