VelocityEHS Presents Our New Tier II Cheat Sheet!
Did you miss, or have trouble meeting, the recent Tier II reporting deadline? If so, you’re not alone.
Facilities subject to the requirements of Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) must complete and submit the Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Form, the Tier II Report, by March 1. However, many facility managers continue to have difficulties understanding their reporting obligations, and as a result often complete their report incorrectly, submit it late, or fail to submit it at all.
To better help industry representatives maintain compliance, VelocityEHS presents our new Tier II Cheat Sheet. This Cheat Sheet includes:
- A flow chart for determining if you’re required to complete a Tier II report
- A list of substances exempt from Tier II reporting
- Compliance tips to help accurately evaluate commonly overlooked chemicals
- Best practice tips to improve the usefulness of your Tier II reports to first responders
- Information to help you submit the reports to the right agencies
Reports for 2017 were due by March 1, 2018. EPA recently updated the report format to align the hazard categories with OSHA’s Hazard Communication 2012 (HCS or HazCom) categories, so if you still need to submit, please remember to use the revised forms, the most recent versions of EPA’s electronic submission software such as Tier2 Submit, or your state’s own reporting software. You'll also need to use the updated forms during each reporting year going forward.
Let VelocityEHS Help!
For additional information about Tier II reporting obligations and best practices, be sure to check out our on-demand webinar EPA Tier II Reporting: How to Ensure Compliance with Updated Requirements.
VelocityEHS can help you with many tasks related to the Tier II and chemical inventory management. Our MSDSonline SDS/Chemical Management solution streamlines Tier II reporting by storing and organizing safety data sheets (SDSs) for chemical products, tracking the status and use of those products in inventory, and generating electronic Tier II forms (that can be submitted directly to Tier2 Submit). The system’s Plan1 First Responder Share Service also facilitates the sharing of chemical location and inventory information with local emergency-response agencies, helping to better safeguard first-responders, workers, facilities and their surrounding communities.
For more information about MSDSonline SDS/Chemical Management solutions from VelocityEHS visit www.MSDSonline.com. To learn more about the entire VelocityEHS suite of EHS and sustainability management software products, including an Audit & Inspection solution to help you more accurately review your chemical inventory and manage your storage locations, visit www.EHS.com.