Get Ready Now for July 1st TRI Reporting Deadline!

Posted on 5/8/2012 by James Griffin

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?
  1. “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) 
  2. With
    • Ten (10) or more full-time employees, or
    • Equivalent part-time and/or seasonal employment (more than 20,000 man-hours/year) 
  3. Who
    • 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. 
  4. 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!) 
  5. In the calendar year being reported on (currently, 2011) 
What Must Be Reported?
  1. Facility Information
    • Company Name 
    • Location 
    • Identification numbers 
  2. Releases to
    • Air (up stacks and fugitive emissions) 
    • Water (direct discharges and into sewer systems) 
    • Waste shipments 
  3. Pollution Prevention Data
    • Recycling activities 
    • Waste reduction 
When and How Is Reporting Done?
  1. The final reporting deadline is July 1, 2012 
  2. The Tri-Me (TRI Made Easy) web application 
How Long Does the TRI Have to Be Retained?
  1. Copies must be kept for at least THREE years from the date of submission. 
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