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01/27/2023

EPCRA Reporting: Find Your SERC, LEPC, or Fire Department

How to locate and contact the appropriate emergency response organizations to submit EPCRA Tier I or II chemical inventory reporting to the right places before the March 1 deadline.

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01/23/2023

Annual Chemical Inventory Report Due 3/1

Required under EPCRA, Tier I or Tier II chemical inventory reporting is due on March 1 from facilities that had more than the threshold quantity of any covered hazardous chemical on site at any time during 2022.

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01/06/2023

CSB Report: “Popcorn Polymer” Led to Explosions and $583M in Damages

Following an investigation into a series of explosions at a Texas chemical plant, US CSB highlights the suspected cause of the incident and safety recommendations in an Investigation Report.  

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12/06/2022

Final Rule Alert: 12 Chemicals Added to EPCRA TRI Reporting List

A Final Rule adding twelve chemicals to the EPCRA Section 313 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting list appeared in the Federal Register on November 30.   

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10/24/2022

EPA Rule Defines Parent Company for TRI Reporting

A Final Rule published on 10/21 codifies the definition of “parent company” for the purpose of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting required under EPCRA.

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06/20/2022

What's New for TRI Reports Due July 1?

Required under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) regulations, TRI reporting is required from facilities in certain industry groups that manufactured, imported, processed, or used large volumes of listed chemical substances in 2021.

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06/16/2022

CSB Shares Chemical Release Incident Data

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) recently shared a list of accidental chemical releases reported since March 23, 2020—the date a new reporting requirement took effect. 

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06/14/2022

Illinois Bans Burning of PFAS

On June 8, 2022, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill prohibiting the incineration of any perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including fire-fighting foams, effective immediately.

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06/06/2022

Omaha Chemical Plant Fire Under Investigation

An explosive fire at a chemical facility in downtown Omaha, NE sparked evacuations and community concerns last week. What began as a fire on May 30 resulted in a series of explosions, which shot columns of black smoke into the air.

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05/23/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/23

In this week's Roundup, a steel production plant pays $2.25 million for alleged violations related to particulate matter. Plus, an ice supplier must train its workers on chemical safety protocols.

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