The deadline to submit your annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI or FORM R) reports to the EPA is just around the corner on July 1, 2021. Before preparing these reports, you should ensure you are familiar with changes to reporting requirements for RY 2020.
The inclusion of 172 per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is the most significant change for RY2020. The EPA added PFAS to the list of reportable chemicals, which means that facilities processing or using any one of the 172 PFAS listed must include them in RY 2020. Read our full article: PFAS Have Been Added to TRI, Are you Ready?
A link to EPA’s complete list of TRI reportable chemicals is included here: Chemicals Added to the Toxics Release Inventory in 2020
Follow these steps to complete your TRI reporting:
- Determine if your facility meets the reporting criteria. If you are not sure, you can use the TRI Threshold Screening Tool to determine your requirements.
- Collect information on TRI chemicals you have processed or used throughout this reporting year.
- Prepare your TRI reporting forms
- Ensure your facility certifies all of your forms before submitting them on July 1, 2021.
Understanding changes from one reporting year to the next, collecting required TRI data, and ensuring that you correctly complete reports can be a complex process. Ensuring your TRI submissions are complete and accurate is extremely important as information from these reports is provided to the public with regard to toxic chemicals that are released from your facility’s operation.
The environmental compliance team at NGE has extensive experience in all aspects of TRI reporting and has been completing Form R reports for many clients for more than 15 years.