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January 13th, 2017

Tier II Reports (aka: Community Right-to-Know Reports) Due March 1st

iemaEach year, facilities with hazardous chemicals on hand must submit Tier II (Community Right-to-Know) forms by March 1st for the previous calendar year.  The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) requires submission electronically using their Tier II Manager program.  Printed copies must also be submitted to the facility’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and fire department.

Submission of Tier II form is required under Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA). The purpose of this form is to provide State, local officials, and the public with specific information on potential hazards. This includes the locations, as well as the amount, of hazardous chemicals present at your facility during the previous calendar year.

Tier II reports must include:

  • Details of the types and quantities of chemicals stored on site, above reporting thresholds.  Most chemicals have a minimum reporting threshold of 10,000 pounds. Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHSs) must be reported above 1 – 500 pounds, depending on the substance. Any quantity of phosphorus, for example, must be reported on the Tier II forms.
  • Type and location of storage container
  • A detailed site plan that meets minimum mapping requirements
  • Electronic Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
  • Emergency contact information

If you need assistance completing your facility’s Tier II report, contact Gabriel’s Consulting Department at 773-486-2123 or WaterDept[at]gabenv.com.

April 30th, 2014

Reminder: Air Reports Due May 1st

As a reminder, the Illinois Annual Air Emissions Report (AER) is due on May 1st each year for all facilities that have an air pollution operating permit. To learn more about the AER report, visit epa.state.il.us/air/aer/.IEPA-logo

The Title V/Clean Air Act Permit Program (CAAPP) Annual Compliance Certification is also due on May 1st for all eligible facilities.  For more information about the CAAPP program, visit epa.state.il.us/air/caapp/.

Illinois EPA has been cracking down on air violations in recent months, leading to enforcement action and penalties for several companies who have failed to obtain the proper CAAPP permits or file reports on time.  Our January/February Gabriel Gazette highlighted one Chicago area firm that was fined $50,000 for air violations including failure to obtain a CAAPP permit and failure to submit an AER.

If you need assistance in completing the Annual AER, CAAPP Annual Compliance Certification, or any CAAPP permit forms, contact our Water Department at WaterDept @gabenv.com.