Each 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.Tags: Community Right-to-Know, Extremely Hazardous Substances, hazardous substances, IEMA, IEPA, IEPA Compliance, LEPC, Tier 2, Tier II, Tier Two