|TRI Reporting Criteria|
If a facility meets the employee, industry sector, and chemical threshold criteria, it must report to the TRI Program. For more details about the reporting criteria, refer to the TRI Reporting Forms and Instructions.
*Effective for RY 2022, 29 facilities are required to submit TRI reporting forms for ethylene oxide (and in some cases, ethylene glycol) regardless of industry sector or number of full-time employee equivalents. See the TRI Discretionary Authority webpage for details.
Facilities that meet all TRI reporting criteria must:
Submit a TRI Form R for each TRI-listed chemical it manufactures, processes, or otherwise uses in quantities above the reporting threshold. (Note: Facilities may be eligible to submit the shorter Form A if they meet certain criteria. See the TRI Reporting Forms and Instructions for details.)
Submit each TRI form to both EPA and the state in which the facility is located (or to the appropriate tribe, if located in Indian country).
Submit each reporting form using TRI-MEweb, EPA’s online TRI reporting application.
Overview of the TRI Reporting Process
The image below summarizes the TRI reporting process.
Data Reported by Facilities
Industrial facilities report data about how they are managing chemical waste through:
· Environmental releases (into the air, water, and land)
· Energy recovery
Additionally, facilities tell EPA about how they are reducing the amount of chemical waste that enters the environment and/or how they are preventing waste from being created in the first place. For explanations of these terms, see the Common TRI Terms webpage.
Annual TRI Data Cycle
The TRI Program collects, processes and analyzes TRI data on an annual cycle. In addition to activities that occur at specific times of the year, the TRI Program continually conducts data quality checks and provides analytical support for enforcement efforts led by EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA).
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