TRI reporting

May 31, 2024

TRI Reporting
SCS Engineers presents an on-demand educational video with complimentary articles and additional resources to get your TRI Reporting started.

 

The July 1, 2024, deadline for the TRI Reporting (Toxics Release Inventory) covering activities during the previous calendar year is fast approaching. Manufacturers, including food and beverage, electric utilities, and mining facilities, may need extra time this year to comply with recent rule changes related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Specifically, this recent action updates the regulations to identify nine per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that must be reported under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020 NDAA) enacted on December 20, 2019. You may be potentially affected by this action if you manufacture, process, or otherwise use any of the PFAS listed in this rule. The following list of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes provides a guide to help you determine whether this action applies to your facility.

TRI Reporting is a two-step process, and covered facilities with at least ten full-time equivalent employees must complete the first step to evaluate whether a report is required each year. For each chemical or PFAS that exceeds a reporting threshold, EPA requires the facility to calculate releases to the air, wastewater, and stormwater and the amount of the chemical recycled or treated on-site or sent off-site for treatment during the previous calendar year.

TRI Reporting Guidance Video On-Demand

SCS Engineers presents an on-demand educational video with complimentary articles and additional resources to get you started. Cheryl Moran, a senior project manager with decades of experience in regulatory compliance, sustainable practices, and chemical management, covers what you need to know to get started:

  • Introduction to TRI
  • Covered facilities
  • Chemicals, activities, and thresholds
  • Changes for the 2023 reporting year
  • EPA guidance documents and tools
  • Data quality control

 

At your convenience click to watch New Rules and Tools for the 2023 Toxic Release Inventory

 

Additional TRI Resources

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 10:28 am

May 28, 2024

The July 1, 2024, deadline for the Toxics Release Inventory – TRI Reporting is fast approaching.

Authorized under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) tracks the management of certain toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment.

Manufacturers, including food and beverage, electric utilities, and mining facilities, may need extra time this year to comply with recent rule changes related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

TRI reporting is a two-step process, and covered facilities with at least ten full-time equivalent employees must complete the first step to evaluate whether a report is required each year. For each chemical that exceeds a reporting threshold, EPA requires the facility to calculate releases to the air, wastewater, and stormwater and the amount of the chemical recycled or treated on-site or sent off-site for treatment during the previous calendar year.

Watch New Rules and Tools for the 2023 Toxics Release Inventory now.

TRI Reporting Unscrambled and No-Strings Attached

SCS Engineers presents an on-demand educational video with complimentary articles and additional resources to get you started. Cheryl Moran, a senior project manager with decades of experience in regulatory compliance, sustainable practices, and chemical management, covers what you need to know to get started and what has changed that may require your facility or business to start reporting:

  • Introduction to TRI
  • Covered facilities
  • Chemicals, activities, and thresholds
  • Changes for the 2023 reporting year
  • EPA guidance documents and tools
  • Data quality control

June 6 – 27 – Please watch New Rules and Tools for the 2023 Toxics Release Inventory at your convenience.

 

Additional TRI Resources

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 1:56 pm

July 1, 2020

SCS periodically prepares Technical Bulletins to highlight items of interest to our clients and friends who have signed up to receive them.  We also publish these on our website at https://www.scsengineers.com/publications/technical-bulletins/.

Our most recent Bulletin summarizes the 2020 USEPA Adds 172 PFAS Chemicals to EPCRA TRI Reporting Program. The new PFAS rule went into effect on June 22, 2020. However, the rule requires PFAS to be included in TRI reports submitted for all 2020 calendar year activity (i.e., January 1 through December 31). The deadline for submitting the 2020 TRI reports is July 1, 2021.

TRI-Covered Industries include:

  • 212 Mining
  • 221 Utilities
  • 31 – 33 Manufacturing
  • All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (includes 1119, 1133, 2111, 4883, 5417, 8114)
  • 424 Merchant Wholesalers, Non-durable Goods
  • 425 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents Brokers
  • 511, 512, 519 Publishing
  • 562 Hazardous Waste
  • Federal Facilities

SCS Engineers will continue to post timely information, resources, and presentations to keep you well informed. These include additional guidance, industry reaction, and webinars for our clients.

Contact https://www.scsengineers.com for an Environmental Engineer near you.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:01 am