Monday, March 9, 2009

IEMA EPCRA Tier 2 Reports - Extension of Due Date

Owners or operators of facilities that have hazardous substances on hand in quantities above threshold levels must submit Emergency Preparedness and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA) Tier 2 forms by March 1 each year. The Tier 2 report covers the previous calendar year.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has extended the reporting deadline for Illinois facilities until March 16, 2009.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) now requires all regulated facilities to submit Tier 2 information electronically by using Tier 2 Manager, IEMA's Tier 2 on-line filing system. Each facility's username is unique to its physical address. IEMA also requires all EPCRA Section 302 (EHS) and EPCRA Section 311 (MSDS) submissions be made by using Tier 2 Manager. Hard-copy submissions are no longer accepted.

For Reporting Year 2008, there are two new required fields in Tier 2 Manager's Facility Section: 1) drop-down box to select a facility's jurisdictional fire department and 2) addition of a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number. NAICS is replacing the SIC Code.

Facilities that reported in 2007, but are not subject to reporting in 2008, should make the facility inactive on the Tier 2 Manager Facility Home Page. Facilities that didn't file in 2007, but are reporting for 2008, must contact IEMA for a state-issued User ID and Password.

[Read more about recent changes to EPA EPCRA 311-312 reporting requirements]
[Read more about recent changes to EPA EPCRA 313 – TRI reporting requirements]

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