What are the thresholds for Tier II reporting?
The Tier II reporting thresholds are:
- Extremely hazardous substances (EHSs): 500 pounds (227 kg) or the threshold planning quantity (TPQ), whichever is less. A list of EHSs can be found here.
- All other hazardous substances: 10,000 pounds (4,540 kg) for any material that has a Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
Who is subject to Tier II reporting?
On the federal level, any regulated facility in the U.S. that stores or handles more than 10,000 pounds of hazardous chemicals must submit an annual Tier II inventory report.
What is EPA Tier II?
Tier 2 reports (also written as “Tier II”) are required by the EPA for facilities that store hazardous chemicals above certain threshold quantities. The EPA established Tier 2 reporting obligations through the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).
What chemicals are required for Tier II?
A: Chemicals reportable under the EPCRA Section 312 Tier II requirements include any substance for which a facility must maintain a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) under the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910). Over 500,000 products are required to have a MSDS/SDS.
Who is exempt from Tier II reporting?
Several chemicals are exempt from Tier II reporting. Substances that are solid and don’t cause any exposure during normal use are often exempt from reporting.
What chemicals should be reported on Tier 2?
What is tier Tier II reporting?
Tier II reporting is required for any facility that stores hazardous chemical (s) that meet or exceed chemical thresholds at any one time. A chemical is hazardous if the facility is required to maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) or Safety Data Sheets (SDS) under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
What is the threshold for reporting hazardous substances?
Facilities with chemicals in quantities that equal or exceed the following thresholds must report: For Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHSs)(40 CFR part 355 Appendix A and Appendix B (PDF)), either 500 pounds or the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ), whichever is lower.
Are Tier II maximum amounts listed in pounds or codes?
Please Note: Florida requires all Tier II maximum amounts be listed in pounds (not range codes). Special Instructions: Georgia now requires all reporting to be electronic utilizing E-Plan.
What are the TCEQ requirements for retail fuel stations?
Retail fuel stations: if tanks are underground and in compliance with underground storage tank federal ( 40 CFR 280 TCEQ) requirements. Hazardous Chemical Information – information about EHSs, mixtures, etc.