What is the EPA TRI program?

What is the EPA TRI program?

What is the TRI? The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a resource for learning about toxic chemical releases and pollution prevention activities reported by industrial and federal facilities. TRI data support informed decision-making by communities, government agencies, companies, and others.

What are TRI facilities?

The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a federal database that contains detailed information on nearly 650 chemicals and chemical categories that over 1,600 industrial and other facilities in the state manage through disposal or other releases, recycling, energy recovery, or treatment.

How does the toxic release inventory work?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory (or TRI) gives citizens information about toxic releases in and around their communities. With this information citizens can encourage mining companies to reduce their toxic releases and/or agree to more vigorous oversight of their mines.

What chemicals are reported in TRI?

What Gets Reported in TRI Reporting?

  • Carcinogens.
  • Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic (PBT) Chemicals.
  • Dioxin and Dioxin-Like Compounds.
  • Environmental Toxicity.
  • Many others.

What types of industries are included in TRI?

What industries are included in TRI? Facilities that report to TRI are typically larger facilities involved in manufacturing, metal mining, electric power generation, chemical manufacturing and hazardous waste treatment.

What chemicals are reported in Tri?

Who is subject to toxic release inventory?

Facilities that are subject to annual TRI reporting include federal facilities, and facilities in the manufacturing, metal mining, coal mining, electric utilities, and commercial hazardous waste treatment sectors, among others.

What does de minimis mean Tri?

Section 2: Summary. The de minimis exemption allows covered facilities to disregard certain minimal concentrations of non-PBT chemicals in mixtures or trade name products. Thus, all releases and other quantities managed as waste that occur after the de minimis level has been exceeded are subject to reporting.

Does EPA offer Tri training via the private sector?

After 2008, when EPA no longer sponsored this training, Ms. Keenan continued to offer annual TRI training via the private sector—now at ERG. Through her ongoing TRI support to EPA, she maintains a cutting edge knowledge of the TRI program.

How do I get help with registration for ERG Tri?

Use the online chat function to ask questions at any time during the training and receive personalized responses from an ERG TRI expert. Many participants—whether TRI novices or experienced filers—find this one of the most valuable aspects of the training. For more information or help with registration, contact us at [email protected] or 781-674-7267.

Where can I find a tip sheet for Tri P2 reporting?

Download a tip sheet for TRI P2 Reporting. The annual training modules covering basic and advanced TRI reporting concepts are now located in GuideME. Tutorials describing specific features and functionality of TRI-MEweb are now accessed through the application itself.

Where can I find tutorials about Tri-meweb?

Tutorials describing specific features and functionality of TRI-MEweb are now accessed through the application itself. More general tutorials about the CDX registration process are located on the Electronic Submission of TRI Reporting Forms page .

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