EPA makes chemical release reporting program materials available
Posted February 2, 2012
Facilities that are required to report their chemical disposals or other releases through the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program can now access reporting materials for reporting year (RY) 2011 on EPA’s TRI website. The RY 2011 TRI reporting deadline is July 1, 2012.
TRI is EPA’s publicly-accessible database that contains information about the releases of over 650 chemicals from more than 20,000 U.S. industrial facilities. In addition, the database catalogues how facilities manage chemicals through recycling, energy recovery, and treatment.
Tools available through the TRI website include:
- RY 2011 version of TRI-MEweb,
- TRI reporting forms and instructions,
- TRI chemical list, and
- Threshold Screening Tool.
EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory – Made Easy Web, or TRI-MEweb, is a web-based application that enables facilities to file report TRI information electronically. Before using TRI-MEweb, a facility must register with EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX), create an account, and register the preparer or certifier.
EPA encourages TRI reporters to submit information to the TRI program using the electronic reporting tool. However, EPA is providing fillable forms to be completed using a computer and then printed, signed, and mailed.
RY 2011 forms and instructions now available are both the Form-R and the Form-A as well as the Form-R Schedule 1.
EPA updated its TRI Threshold Screening Tool on January 17, 2012, with 16 new chemicals that were added to the TRI list of reportable chemicals in 2010. These chemicals are now part of the RY 2011 reporting cycle. The threshold screening tool also assists facilities in determining whether they meet or exceed established TRI thresholds and if they are required to report to the TRI program.
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