Reminder! Annual EPCRA TIER II Reports Must be Filed With State Emergency Response Authorities By March 1, 2022
EPCRA TIER II forms must be submitted no later than March 1, 2022. The Emergency Preparedness and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 was created to help communities plan for chemical emergencies.
All facilities that store over 10,000 pounds of hazardous chemicals (including petroleum products) onsite at any point during the previous calendar year must file an EPCRA TIER II report.
The 10,000 pounds compliance trigger is calculated by combining the volume of all petroleum on site in every storage container including above ground and underground bulk storage tanks, portable skid tanks, and heating fuel or propane tanks used to heat facility buildings (see gallon to pound conversion chart in attached EMA Compliance Bulletin).
Retail gasoline facilities with 75,000 gallons or less of gasoline storage capacity and 100,000 gallons or less of diesel fuel storage capacity are exempt from EPCRA reporting requirements.
Typically, TIER II reports are filed with the state or local Fire Marshall (see state compliance section on the attached EMA compliance Bulletin to find where TIER II forms must be filed).
The information on the EPCRA TIER II report is used by state and local governments during emergency response events to calculate the risks associated with the hazardous chemicals stored onsite.