As the July 1st deadline approaches for the annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting, facilities should note the active regulatory changes to the upcoming reports.
On November 28, 2016 the EPA published a final rule adding a new persistent bioaccumulative toxic (PBT) category to the TRI list of reportable chemicals, Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD). The category includes two CASRNs: 3194-55-6 (1, 2, 5, 6, 10-(hexabromocyclododecane) and 25637-99-4 (hexabromocyclododecane). The chemical is used as a flame retardant in Expandable Polystyrene Foam that’s being phased out by manufacturers.
On December 26th, 2017 EPA adopted the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for RY 2017. All facilities will be required to use these codes on their 2017 TRI reporting forms. Please refer to Table 1 (I1-I18) for the list of NAICS industries covered under EPCRA 313 and their corresponding codes. https://ofmpub.epa.gov/apex/guideme_ext/guideme_ext/guideme/file/ry_2017_rfi.pdf
EPA updated de minimis levels for several chemicals beginning with reporting year 2017. The de minimis levels for the following chemicals have been changed from 1.0% to 0.1% and are recognized as classified OSHA carcinogens:
- Methyl isobutyl ketone,
- Sodium pentachlorophenate
For more information on preparing and submitting your TRI Report, please contact your EPS consultant.