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TRI Reporting Season is Here!

April 7, 2015

Begin your 2014 TRI Reporting!  Reporting forms must be submitted by July 1, 2015.

 

Under the requirements of EPCRA, all U.S. facilities that meet TRI reporting criteria must submit TRI data to EPA and the states in which they are located by July 1 of each year.

 

Who has to submit TRI forms?  Any facility that meets all of the following:

 

1.  The facility is included in a TRI-covered North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.

2.  The facility has 10 or more full-time employee equivalents (i.e. a total of 20,000 hours or greater).

3.  The facility manufactures (defined to include importing), processes or otherwise uses and EPCRA Section 313 chemical in quantities greater than the established threshold in the course of a calender year.

 

What are the recordkeeping requirements for TRI facilities?

 

Standard recordkeeping practices are essential for accurate and efficient TRI reporting.  It is in the facility’s interest, as well as EPA’s, to maintain records properly.  Facilities must keep a copy of each report filed for at least three years from the date of submission.

 

Facilities must also maintain documents, calculations, worksheets, and other information that they used to prepare prior reports.  If there appears to be a problem with a facility’s report, EPA may ask the facility to submit its supporting documentation.

 

EPA may conduct data quality reviews of facilities’ TRI submissions.  An essential component of this process involves reviewing a facility’s records for accuracy and completeness.  EPA recommends that facilities also keep records for those EPCRA section 313 chemicals for which they did not file EPCRA section 313 reports.

 

For more information on EPA's TRI program, Right-to-Know, the NJ RPPR program, or other related New Jersey programs, visit our FAQ page.

 

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