Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Proposed Expansion of TRI Reporting Industry Sectors

EPA has announced a proposed rule would expand the scope of industry sectors covered by Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) section 313, also known as the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).

As originally enacted, EPCRA 313 applied only to the manufacturing industry sectors. The statute, however, also allows the EPA Administrator to add sectors to TRI to the extent that doing so is relevant to the purposes of EPCRA 313. Under this authority, the EPA in 1997 added seven additional industry sectors to the list of sectors covered by TRI. The current proposed rule would add or expand coverage to the following industry sectors:

  • Iron Ore Mining,

  • Phosphate Mining,

  • Municipal Waste Incineration,

  • Industrial Dry Cleaning,

  • Petroleum Bulk Storage, and

  • Steam-Only Production from Fossil Fuels.

EPA currently expects to publish a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in the Federal Register around December 2012.

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