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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 on site showing that your chemical usage for the calendar year did not trigger reporting.  For more information visit www.epa.gov/tri.  For information on TRI Training visit https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/training-tri-reporting-ry-2017-0 .

Contact Nick Foreman at 972-217-7693 for assistance with TRI reporting.

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