TRI and P2 APR – Successfully Closing Out This Reporting Season

March reporting deadlines are still on the horizon. While you still have time, watch our uploaded January webinar and review our slides to assist in your first round of reporting. While you’re still finalizing your March reports, be mindful of the July 1st TRI and P2 Annual Progress Report just around the corner. We will host a live lunchtime webinar on March 28th to help you prepare for report requirements, report submittal and best methods for reducing waste and TRI releases. Texas’ Waste Reduction Policy Act of 1991 was adopted to prevent pollution in Texas. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) adopted the corresponding rule under 30 TAC 335 Subchapter Q, which requires small and large quantity generators of hazardous waste and TRI reporters to prepare a five-year P2 Plan and submit an Executive Summary of the plan to TCEQ. Large quantity generators and TRI reporters are also required
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Comprehensive Regulatory Assistance for Aerospace Materials Supplier

Every new year brings a new round of reporting. There are so many requirements and constant changes to these requirements to keep track of. Like this Client, many of our clients utilize our compliance assistance services annually so that our experts can step in and make the process smoother. W&M provides ongoing assistance to this aerospace materials supplier with its annual environmental reporting requirements and other environmental compliance related tasks for their Arlington, Texas facilty Site each 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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Compliance Assistance for Chemical Producer

W&M has been working with this chemical company since 2007, assisting with regulatory compliance, particularly Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3), Tier II and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting, and waste handling and disposal.  Each year, W&M has helped at various Client Sites to provide support with stormwater (SWP3 inspections, best management practice (BMP) evaluation, spill cleanup procedures and cleanup material, pollution prevention and permit requirements), the preparation of Tier II and TRI reports for Client Sites, and has met more specific needs for each of the Sites.



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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Great Tips On Environmental Reporting

Do Annual Waste Summaries, Air Emission Inventory, storm water, Tier II and TRI Reports give you headaches?  If so, watch our webinar on tips on completing accurate environment reports hosted by Heather Woodward. Topics include: Reporting Due Dates – On Time Completion Data Collection Techniques Common Reporting Mistakes Reporting Resources





Tips on Accurate Environmental Reporting – Webinar

Do Annual Waste Summaries, Air Emission Inventory, storm water, Tier II and TRI Reports give you headaches?  If so, watch our webinar on tips on completing accurate environment reports hosted by Heather Woodward. Topics include: Reporting Due Dates – On Time Completion Data Collection Techniques Common Reporting Mistakes Reporting Resources





W&M Completes Toxic Release Inventory Reports

W&M finalized threshold determination analysis of Toxic Release Inventory reports for RY 2011 using the TRI-MEweb program for a client recently.  W&M also assisted in certifying client officials with registering for the EPA’s Central Data eXchange (CDX) program. We also prepared a Self-Disclosure letter for submission by the client to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and are available to assist in any future correspondence with the EPA. For additional information please contact Heather Woodward.

W&M finalized threshold determination analysis of Toxic Release Inventory reports for RY 2011 using the TRI-MEweb program for a client recently. W&M also assisted in certifying client officials with registering for the EPA’s Central Data eXchange (CDX) program. We also prepared a Self-Disclosure letter for submission by the client to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and are available to assist in any future correspondence with the EPA. For additional information please contact Heather Woodward.



EPA ISSUES TRI REPORTING FINES

The following press release issued by the EPA Region 6 shows how serious they are taking this issue.  For more information on how to comply with the TRI reporting contact Heather Woodward. Tenaris Global Services, (USA) Corp., a manufacturer and supplier of steel pipe products for the oil and energy industry, has agreed to pay $717,324 of civil penalties to the United States to settle violations of environmental regulations at seven facilities related to the public reporting of toxic chemicals at its facilities in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas. “These laws are in place to protect workers, emergency responders and the community in the event of an accidental release or fire,” said Regional Administrator Al Armendariz. “Without accurate information, local officials can’t make informed decisions and people don’t know what to do.” The company failed to report quantities of chemicals on site that were manufactured, processed or otherwise used at the
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