SARA 312 Tier II Reports are due each year to fulfill notification requirements described in the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act Part 355. The Tier II report focuses on how much of a material is stored. If a facility stores more than 10,000 pounds of a chemical, material or substance that exhibits a hazard, then it is reportable. You can determine if your materials exhibit a hazard by looking at Section 2 of it’s Safety Data Sheet. Chemicals and constituents that are considered Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) have lower reporting thresholds, such as sulfuric acid which has a reporting threshold of 500 lbs (don’t forget about the sulfuric acid in your forklift lead-acid batteries). The full list of Extremely Hazardous Substances are described in EPCRA Part 355. Learn more about how BCA may be able to assist you by visiting our Environmental Compliance Services page.
The purpose of this form is to provide state, tribal, and 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 facilities during the previous calendar year. Each report includes a map of the facility to give emergency responders a snapshot of your facility prior to arriving to the emergency scene.
Some states may have specific requirements for reporting and submission of the Tier II inventory form and/or the state reporting form or format. EPA suggests that facilities contact their state for state or tribe for their specific reporting requirements.