The deadline for submitting the 2012 TRI Form R Reports to the U.S. EPA and Illinois EPA is July 1, 2013.

The Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRI) program is an annual requirement for reporting the use, emissions, disposal and other releases of toxic chemicals to the environment. TRI reporting is also known as Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

New This Year
The online certification process is more complicated this year. There are new procedures for updating the electronic signature agreement and additional security questions.

Who needs to file a TRI Report?
A facility must submit a 2012 TRI Report if it meets these reporting requirements:

  • It is in an industrial sector subject to TRI reporting, based on the facility's NAICS industry code classification. Manufacturing facilities are subject to TRI reporting.
  • The facility employed 10 or more full time equivalent employees during 2012.
  • The facility manufactured, processed or otherwise used a TRI-listed chemical in excess of the applicable reporting threshold in 2012.

The reporting thresholds are usually 25,000 lbs or 10,000 lbs depending on how the chemical is processed at the facility. However, some chemicals have very low reporting thresholds of 100 lbs, 10 lbs, or even lower. There are currently 593 individual chemicals and 30 chemical categories on the TRI reporting list. This includes many metals and metal compounds.

All manufacturing facilities should evaluate their TRI reporting requirements every year.

What are the advantages of having Admiral evaluate your TRI Reporting requirements?
Admiral is the leader for environmental compliance and reporting issues in the Chicago area. Our engineers have been evaluating TRI reporting requirements and completing Form R amd Form A reports for manufacturing facilities since Congress first passed the EPCRA law in 1986, and we have been keeping up to date on the many revisions to the regulation every year since then. This makes Admiral uniquely qualified to assess your facility's TRI reporting requirements.

Please call us and let our experience make a difference for you.

Jill A Meyer, P.E.

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