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How to avoid common TRI Reporting mistakes

by Doug

Lets face it. TRI Reporting can be a big pain, especially if you're unsure how to do it or new at it. Here we discuss what we see as common mistakes and errors people who conduct reporting themselves can stumble into.

Like many others, we’re coming down the home stretch for Toxic Release Inventory Reporting, which is due July 1st. At this time of year, we get a lot of questions from facilities who are trying to do their own reporting, which is very understandable since it can be confusing, especially if you haven’t done it before.

Understanding some important points of TRI reporting is critical, since it can make the difference between being out of compliance and risking a fine from the USEPA, or doing it correctly and being in compliance. Being out of compliance with Toxic Release Inventory Reporting can be a big headache, including potential (huge) monetary fines, additional inspections, and more.

Our advice: do the reporting, and move on. Don't skip it, don't wait, just get it done, and get it done correctly.

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Topics: TRI Reporting, Environmental Compliance

What Environmental Permits Does an Asphalt Plant Need?

by Doug

An asphalt plant, just like any other industrial facility, needs to comply with a wide variety of environmental regulatory requirements. Simply stated, your plant has several environmental permits to comply with. Here we discuss the 5 most common permits and approvals needed at any asphalt facility across the US.

We work with a lot of asphalt companies across the US. One primary service we do with the asphalt industry is conducting environmental audits of companies and individual facilities. An environmental audit is basically us coming in, reviewing your operation, checking which permits & approvals you have, finding out which ones you need to have, and then helping companies create an action plan to get into environmental compliance. Pretty straight forward.

It all usually starts when a prospective client working at an asphalt company or facility goes

"What environmental permits does as asphalt plant need?"

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Topics: SPCC Plans, TRI Reporting, Environmental Compliance, Stormwater Permits, Tier II Reporting

Is Form R Reporting the Same as TRI Reporting?

by Doug

TRI Reporting is no joke. It seems like every year more and more facilities are getting in trouble for non-compliance, and end up facing massive financial penalties. Many people call it by different names, and here we discuss that issue.

When it gets to be this time of year, we start hearing a couple of terms thrown around and we get asked one question particularly a lot:

Is Form R Reporting the same as TRI Reporting?

It's a great question. Both terms refer to Section 313 Reporting (which I'll explain below), so the answer is sort of yes.

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Topics: TRI Reporting, Environmental Compliance

Tier II Community-Right-to-Know Reporting Deadlines & TRI Reporting Deadlines

by Doug

Learn the reporting deadlines for both Community Right-to-Know Reporting and TRI Reporting.

We find there tends to be a lot of confusion surrounding the reporting deadlines for Tier II Reporting, also commonly referred to as Community Right to Know Reporting, and Toxic Release Inventory Reporting, aka TRI Reporting. People tend to mince the names of these two very different regulations, or even just refer to them as 'EPCRA Reporting', which is technically correct, but a confusing way to look at them.

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Topics: TRI Reporting, Environmental Compliance, Tier II Reporting

What do I need to report for TRI Reporting?

by Doug

The TRI Reporting deadline of July 1ST is approaching, fast. This time of year, our phones start ringing off the hook with worried folks asking for any and all information about reporting regulations. Here we discuss what we hear on an almost daily basis from people calling and emailing us.

The number one question we get this time of year with regards to Toxic Release Inventory Reporting (aka Form R Reporting, or Section 313 Reporting, whatever you want to call it) is relatively short and sweet:

What do I need to report for TRI Reporting?

It's a fantastic question. If you need to report (just remember, not everyone needs to do Section 313 Reporting), then you have to report any and all applicable chemicals.

Which makes the question of what do I need to report for TRI Reporting pretty hard to answer. Just like I tell everyone on the phone, or via emails, it really ultimately depends on several things.

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Topics: TRI Reporting, Environmental Compliance

Is an environmental audit for TRI Reporting necessary?

by Doug

An environmental audit is a serious tool to help an organization discover any areas they are lacking in with regards to environmental compliance. Many folks want to know if an audit is necessary for TRI Reporting, and here we discuss what our feelings on the subject are.

Many of our clients who have been holding off on TRI Reporting, for whatever reason, are starting to suddenly take interest in the subject again.

Regardless of the reason why, I'm glad they are. However, I have some reservations, similar to what my clients are saying, about just jumping right into reporting. Why's that?

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Topics: TRI Reporting, Environmental Compliance, Environmental Audits

Do Asphalt Plants Need to do TRI Reporting?

by Doug

It's getting towards that time of year again when folks start digging for information on TRI Reporting. Lately we've been getting a lot of visits online for things like "TRI Reporting at asphalt plants" or "Section 313 Reporting at asphalt plants."

Regardless of what you call it, TRI, Toxic Release Inventory Reporting, Form R Reporting, etc., it's all referring to Section 313 Reporting of EPRCA regulations.

It's great to see asphalt producers take notice and start thinking about reporting seriously, as the USEPA is cracking down at facilities of all kinds across the country more and more every year.

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Topics: TRI Reporting, Environmental Compliance

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