If your facility has hazardous chemicals onsite, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stipulates you must have a safety data sheet. Additionally, if certain thresholds are exceeded, a Tier II form must be submitted annually.
According to Lauren Taylor, a Senior Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Consultant with ERI Solutions, LLC., “The thresholds are typically 10,000 pounds unless you have an extremely hazardous substance and then the thresholds are typically 500 pounds or the federal reportable quantity, whichever is less.”
The purpose of the Tier II form is to provide State, local officials and the public with specific information on potential hazards. This includes the locations, as well as the amount, of hazardous chemicals present at your facility during the previous year.
Facilities may be required to submit initial reports within a short time period of the chemical being brought on site, and then the reports are due annually on March 1.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Some states may have specific requirements for reporting and submission of the Tier II inventory form and/or the state reporting form or format.”
You can check state-specific reporting requirements here: https://www.epa.gov/epcra/state-tier-ii-reporting-requirements-and-procedures
The ERI Solutions environmental staff provides services related to ongoing operational obligations. In addition to assistance with Tier II annual reporting, they have expertise related to:
Contact ERI Solutions directly at (316) 927-4290 to discuss how we help chemical facilities ensure compliance and safety.
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