Tag: TRI

The Challenge of Environmental E-Reporting

Not long ago, the standard practice for environmental reporting included filling out ready-made forms by pen followed by mailing or faxing the document to the respective federal or state agency. As the digital age progresses, and regulators are favoring online reporting (i.e., electronic reporting, or e-reporting), the “old-fashioned” method of using a pen and paper […]

PBT Flame Retardant Added to TRI

In one of its major end-of-year actions, the EPA on Wednesday released its final renewal fuel standards (RFS) for 2017 and, for biomass-based diesel, for 2018. The Agency increased the RFS percentages across all categories of biofuels, an action that was welcomed by RFS advocates and criticized by the petroleum industry as burdening consumers with […]

1-Bromopropane Coming at You from All Sides

It’s time for environment, health, and safety managers to start tracking another chemical. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added 1-bromopropane (1-BP) to the list of chemicals required to be reported in toxic release inventory (TRI) reports. In addition, the Agency recently released a draft risk assessment for 1-BP. On top of that, the […]

TRI Reporting

Q. An EHS chemical, Sulfuric Acid, exceeds 500 pounds. Therefore aggregation of Sulfuric Acid containing compounds is required in TRI reporting. In that aggregation, are lab chemicals included or exempted?

2016 Reporting Season: What is on the horizon?

2016 has the potential to be a very busy reporting year. In addition to the usual annual reports, such as TRI and Tier II, this year also brings the hazardous waste biennial report and TSCA’s chemical data report, which only comes around every 4 years. Reporting deadlines will come up faster than you think. It […]

Is Your Community Following EPA’s Advice?

CARE About Your Community EPA’s CARE (Community Action for a Renewed Environment) program encourages community leaders to be in the forefront of learning about and reducing environmental risks and impacts. While CARE used to provide grants to communities, at this point it does not because of a lack of congressional funding. However, the Agency is […]

TRI—the Now and Future Things, con’t

As we mentioned in yesterday’s Advisor, the EPA is considering adding nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to the TRI list. At this point, that addition is not yet proposed. Here’s a look at the chemicals that the EPA has actually proposed for TRI listing. 1-Bromopropane (CAS 106-94-5) Last April, the EPA proposed that 1-bromopropane be added to […]

TRI—the Now and Future Things

A TRI Recap TRI reports are required to be submitted by facilities with 10 or more full-time employees, in specified Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, that manufacture, process, or otherwise use listed TRI chemicals in excess of the established thresholds.  The thresholds per calendar year are: 25,000 pounds (lb) per […]

TRI Reporting Tips

BLR Legal Editor Tim Fagan offers tips on the process for submitting your Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reports this year.

8 Tips for Reporting Your P2 Activities

While it is our contention that in this day and age most facilities are engaged in some sort of P2 to reduce chemical use and waste production, as we reported in yesterday’s Advisor, only 16% of all TRI facilities reported their P2 activities for reporting year 2013. The EPA would like to up that percentage […]