Toxic Release Inventory Reporting is no joke. For many, it can be a long, laborious process, filled with huge margins for errors. Many of our clients and customers, even after doing the reporting for several years, find training helps them do what they have to do to stay in compliance. We discuss what TRI Reporting Training can entail and why facilities with years of reporting experience can still benefit from training.
When it comes to Toxic Release Inventory Reporting, we find that many people, even if they've been reporting for a few years, can still struggle with understanding what's really necessary, how it works, and the correct way to conduct reporting. Many people simply want to know what Toxic Release Inventory Reporting is, or if they're doing it correctly.
And it's great to hear! So many organizations across the U.S. have been ignoring it for a while, and the EPA is realizing it, and starting to crack skulls. It's great to know people out there are realizing they have to get their reporting done correctly and on time, because if they don't, they could be in big trouble.
While we can certainly do the reporting for you or your organization, it's not always the best fit for everyone. Some people don't need us to do it for them because they're pretty self-sufficient, but they just need a little bit of help. That's where TRI Reporting Training comes in.
TRI Reporting Training Requirements
Let's make this clear: there are none. There are no requirements for training for Toxic Release Inventory Reporting. Conducting the reporting is as simple as filling out forms and paperwork about hazardous materials located on your site. You don't have to have an engineering degree, or go through any formal training at all. Anyone can do it! You, a consultant, your boss, an intern (probably not a good idea)...
The training we offer is tailored to your needs, plain and simple. We find that most people have different levels of understand about reporting, and simply providing canned training, or 'standard packages' doesn't benefit anyone. Sure we'll get paid, but at the end of the day, you understanding your involvement in the reporting process is the most important thing.
So why get TRI Reporting Training?
What we (or any consultant or organization providing the training) provide is the knowledge, expertise, and experience to get you, or your members of your staff up to speed on what's involved with reporting. What you could typically expect from training is:
- Common reporting triggers
- Common mistakes to avoid
- Industry & facility specific information with regards to reporting
- Analyzing past reporting for mistakes
- What to include in the final report
- Determining if you exceed reporting thresholds
- Demonstrating USEPA reporting software
- The differences between Form A and Form R reporting
- How to estimate releases to the environment at your operation
There's a lot to take in. This isn't the easiest regulatory requirement, and if you're striving for complete environmental compliance, or have to in order to adhere to your environmental management system, you have to get this right. It's tricky, it can be confusing, and honestly the penalties for not reporting, or doing it incorrectly, are some of the largest fines the EPA can throw at you. I'm talking easily in the 6 to 7 figure range. You can't afford to screw this regulation up.
If you're unsure about what's involved with Toxic Release Inventory Reporting, and are thinking about trying it yourself, then TRI Reporting Training may be the way to go. It will ensure you know how to report correctly, avoid enforcement actions, and stay in the clear at your facility. To learn more, click here to contact us, or give us a call anytime at 609-693-8301 to discuss your training needs.