SARA Title III/EPCRA was implemented to create a cooperative relationship among government, business, and the public, involving them in the effort to prevent, plan, prepare for, and manage chemical emergencies.
Annually by March 1, all owners and operators of manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities with one or more covered hazardous chemicals are required to fill out Tier II forms to report chemical inventory data to their local fire departments, local emergency planning committees, and state emergency response commissions. In California, a facility may be required to file the Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP).
Our trained staff helps you easily comply with the requirements. We visit your facility to conduct an assessment to verify whether you need to file a Tier II report and determine the specific federal, state, and local environmental requirements for your location(s). We then prepare and file the Tier II report quickly and accurately for you if necessary.
Inventory your chemical storage.
Determine maximum & average daily storage of regulated chemicals.
Register with the state reporting system.
File report & maintain records.
There is no threshold quantity if state responders, local emergency officials, or the local fire department asks you for information on any or all of your chemicals.
If a violation is discovered, EPA considers:
Note that most states want you to use the federal electronic Tier II software to submit your chemical information, but some have other submission requirements.
J. J. Keller can help assess your facility for applicability, complete Tier II reports on your behalf, and provide inspection support.
J. J. Keller and U.S. Compliance Corporation have formed a strategic partnership that provides you with unmatched expertise in safety and environmental compliance and related best practices. You will benefit from a combined 85+ years of working with companies in all industries to develop best-in-class safety programs to reduce risk.
Our environmental areas of focus include Tier II reports; Toxic Release Inventory (Form R/A) reports; air quality permits and reports; risk management plans and updates; hazardous waste contingency plans and training; wastewater and storm water permits; spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plans; and spill reporting.
The state of California requires an owner or operator of a facility to complete and submit a Hazardous Material Business Plan (HMBP) if the facility handles a certain quantity of hazardous material or mixture containing a hazardous material any one time during the reporting year.
A HMBP is a document containing detailed information to provide basic information necessary for use by first responders in order to prevent or mitigate damage to the public health and safety and to the environment from a release or threatened release of a hazardous material. It also satisfies the federal and state Community Right-to-Know laws. Our environmental areas of focus include Tier II reports; Toxic Release Inventory (Form R/A) reports; air quality permits and reports; risk management plans and updates; hazardous waste contingency plans and training; wastewater and storm water permits; spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plans; and spill reporting.
The HMBP should include: