It’s that time again. July 1st is the deadline for submission of the Toxic Release Inventory. Here’s a reminder of the Who, What, and When of TRI:
Who Must Report?
- “Designated Facilities” including: ◦ALL Federal agencies
- Coal and metal mines, all manufacturers, electric power utilities, sanitation, petroleum product wholesalers, and miscellaneous businesses (With a few exceptions, facilities in Standard Industrial Classification System Codes 10, 12, 20-39, 4911, 4931, 4939, 4953, 5169, 5171, 7389)
- Ten (10) or more full-time employees, or
- Equivalent part-time and/or seasonal employment (more than 20,000 man-hours/year)
- Manufactured (produced, prepared, imported, or compounded) more than 25,000 lbs.
- Processed (prepared after manufacture for distribution in commerce) more than 25,000 lbs.
- Used in any other manner (not manufactured or processed) more than 10,000 lbs.
- Of any chemicals listed at
- 40 CFR 372.65 (alphabetical listing of toxic chemicals)
- 40 CFR 372.28 (chemicals of special concern NOTE: these have lower thresholds!)
- In the calendar year being reported on (currently, 2011)
What Must Be Reported?
- Facility Information
- Company Name
- Identification numbers
- Releases to
- Air (up stacks and fugitive emissions)
- Water (direct discharges and into sewer systems)
- Waste shipments
- Pollution Prevention Data
- Recycling activities
- Waste reduction
When and How Is Reporting Done?
- The final reporting deadline is July 1, 2012
- The Tri-Me (TRI Made Easy) web application
How Long Does the TRI Have to Be Retained?
- Copies must be kept for at least THREE years from the date of submission.
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