If you are a facility that has over one hundred pounds of hazardous materials, you have probably filled out a Tier II form. If not, you are in violation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The purpose of this federal law is to protect your business, your employees and your community should a chemical accident occur. The EPCRA data and Risk Management Plan better prepares emergency response personnel and the community to handle an incident should one occur.
There is a free EPCRA training workshop coming up in Vermont to assist facilities and towns with filling out and submitting the Tier II form:
December 13, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Brattleboro Retreat, 1 Anna Marsh Ln, Brattleboro, VT 05302,
Education Conference Center- parking in the ‘Lawton Hall’
Registration is required, so please email email@example.com if interested. Some facilities, like town highway departments, maybe be unsure if they need to report. If you have over 10,000 pounds of road salt and sand, for example, you are required to report. The reporting fee for municipalities is free. TRORC is able to come to your community to assist you with filling out the Tier II form. These forms are due by March 1, 2019 and include all chemicals stored on site in 2018.
Please contact Tory Littlefield at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance in filling out a Tier II form for the 2018 report year, or if you would benefit from a Region-wide training in your area.