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What is TRI?
The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) is a resource for learning about toxic chemical releases and pollution prevention activities reported by industrial and federal facilities. Toxic Release Inventory data support informed decision-making by communities, government agencies, companies, and others. Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) created the TRI Program.
The deadline to file a facility TRI report with the State and Local Environmental Agencies is July 1 each year and, if not filed on time, it could subject you to enforcement actions including significant penalties.
TRI Reporting Criteria
If a facility meets all three of the criteria below, it must report to the TRI Program.
What type of data reported by facilities?
Additionally, facilities tell EPA about how they are reducing the amount of chemical waste that enters the environment and/or how they are preventing waste from being created in the first place.
TRI Reporting, by Federal and State regulations, requires that facilities annually report the manufacturing, processing, or otherwise use of toxic chemicals in excess of reporting thresholds. TRI Form R Reporting thresholds are typically 25,000 pounds (for manufacture or processing), 10,000 pounds (for other use), or even significantly lower thresholds for particularly toxic chemicals. For certain toxic chemicals, identified as PBT chemicals (persistent bio accumulative toxic chemicals), the TRI Reporting threshold can be much lower, such as 100 pounds for lead and 10 pounds for mercury.
TRI Reporting, as laid out in the Federal EPCRA regulations (Emergency Planning and Cleanup Responsibility Act, otherwise known as SARA – the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act), Section 313, require annual tox report of toxic chemicals and their releases to the environment be made to the Federal government and also to State and local agencies. It is important to note that TRI Reporting is different reporting than SARA Tier II Reporting, with different chemicals, reporting criteria, deadlines, tri reporting guidance, and reporting processes. Doing TRI Reporting does not eliminate the need for other reporting. And, failure to perform this required annual TRI Reporting may carry significant penalties.
Understanding the Toxic Release Inventory Report and Its Reporting Process
The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Report, a pivotal element of public environmental programs, offers crucial information about toxic chemical emissions released into air, water, and land by specific industrial facilities. This extensive list includes over 600 different chemicals and chemical categories, providing comprehensive content on various potential sources of pollution. In addition to pollutant releases, the TRI report links the management of these substances to waste management practices and recycling efforts. The primary objective of the TRI report is to furnish the public with accessible information, enabling people to understand the potential environmental and health risks in their communities. In terms of the TRI reporting process, it involves an annual submission of data by facilities to the TRI database. The data covers the quantity and type of each TRI-listed chemical released into the environment or managed through waste management, providing an additional level of transparency about potential pollutants.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Larger facilities involved in manufacturing, metal mining, electric power generation, chemical manufacture, and hazardous waste treatment often report to TRI. The TRI Program does not cover all industry sectors, and not all facilities in those sectors are required to report to TRI. The original industry sector scope of TRI is determined by Congress, mandating reporting by facilities in the manufacturing sectors, as indicated by SIC codes 20 through 39.
Under the requirements of EPCRA, all U.S. facilities that meet TRI reporting criteria must submit TRI data to EPA and the relevant state or tribe by July 1st of each year.
The name of the form that you must submit to complete your TRI reporting is Form R. It comprises details on a specific hazardous chemical (as defined by the EPA) as it is manufactured, processed, or used at your facility. Each hazardous chemical that fits the reporting criteria will require its Form R; one facility may only need to file one Form R, while another may need to file several.
The TRI Report is a resource provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that gives information about toxic chemical releases and waste management activities reported by industrial and federal facilities.
Facilities in specific industry sectors like manufacturing, metal mining, electric utilities, and commercial hazardous waste management must annually report their management of TRI-listed chemicals and any releases into the environment.