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Frequently asked reporting questions

EPCRA has four key reporting elements:

  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Emergency Release Notifications
  • Hazardous Chemical Inventory Reporting (Tier Two)
  • Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting

Frequently asked questions about each of these elements are provided below.

Emergency Planning and Notification

Section 302: What is the reportable threshold for sulfuric acid? Section 304: How soon do I need to report a release? What forms do I use for emergency planning and notificaitons? Where do I mail the forms?

Hazardous Chemical Inventory Reporting (Tier Two)

Section 311: When do I have to submit copies of MSDS/SDSs? Section 312: How do I know if I need to report? Section 312: What type of information is required on the Tier Two report? Section 312: How often must the Tier Two reports be submitted? Section 312: Who do I need to send my Tier Two report to? Section 312: Are there any fees or charges for Tier Two reporting? Section 312: Are there any penalties for non-compliance? Section 312: What is a hazardous chemical? Section 312: Where can I find the most commonly reported chemicals? Section 312: What is the reportable threshold for sulfuric acid on the Tier Two report? Section 312: When is the exemption form used?

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting