Category: Reporting


Releases at Farms: Panel Vacates Reporting Exemption

In an April 11, 2017, opinion, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated EPA’s December 2008 final rule that generally exempted farms from the reportable quantity (RQ) requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) when ammonia […]

What are Your State’s Tier II Reporting Requirements?

The deadline to submit Tier II reports is March 1. Do you know your state’s reporting requirements? Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) requires facilities storing hazardous chemicals above certain thresholds to submit an annual inventory of those chemicals to the State or Tribal Emergency Response Commission (SERC/TERC), […]

In the States: It’s Hazardous Waste Reporting Time!

If you’re a hazardous waste large quantity generator (LQG) or a hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF), you’re probably breathing a sigh of relief that this is not the year that you must prepare and submit a Hazardous Waste Report (EPA Form 8700-13 A/B), aka a “biennial report,” by March 1. But before […]

The Cost of Faulty Tier II Reporting

The deadline to file your Tier II hazardous chemical inventory report is March 1, 2017. If you do not file the Tier II report on time, you could be subject to enforcement actions, including significant penalties. Today we will review the penalties for faulty Tier II reporting and also take a look at trade secret […]

Common Mistakes in Tier II Reporting

It is important to afford yourself enough time to prepare your Tier II reports and submit them according to your state’s requirements. While many states want you to use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier2 Submit software for filing your Tier II information, some states and local agencies have different requirements. Be sure to […]

Questions about Your Tier II Report

The deadline to file your Tier II hazardous chemical inventory report is March 1, 2017. Today we will review some questions people have asked about Tier II reporting, and tomorrow we will look at common errors when filing Tier II reports.

Four Tips for Gathering Your Tier II Chemical Information

Yesterday we provided some general tips to consider when determining whether you are required to submit a hazardous chemical inventory (Tier II) report under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA) regulations. Today we’ll help out with some tips for gathering the chemical inventory information. Then tomorrow we […]

General Tips for Filing Tier II Chemical Reports

Is your facility required to file an annual hazardous chemical inventory (aka Tier II) report? If so, the March 1 due date is fast upon us. Today and tomorrow we will review some tips for determining if you have to report and how to gather the chemical information. After that, we will take a look […]