TRI (Form R)

The deadline for filing your annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI or Form R) report is rapidly approaching, and there are some changes for RY2019.

On June 7, 2018, EPA finalized a rule that adds a category of 13 specific nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list of reportable chemicals. NPEs are nonionic surfactants used in adhesives, wetting agents, emulsifiers, stabilizers, dispersants, defoamers, cleaners, paints, and coatings.  The final rule is effective for the 2019 TRI reporting year with the 2020 submittal (July 1, 2020).

In addition, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 added certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) to the TRI list. These chemicals are subject to TRI reporting requirements for Reporting Year 2020, with TRI reporting forms due by July 1, 2021.  If your facility utilizes any of these chemicals, you should start collecting data this year for future reporting purposes.

Click here to see the list of reportable PFAS chemicals.

If you have questions or require assistance with TRI (Form R), NGE has experts in TRI threshold evaluations, release calculation development, and reporting.

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