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EPA's Tier II Reporting: What Your Facility Needs to Do to Be Compliant before the 1st March Deadline - Webinar

  • ID: 4047572
  • Webinar
  • Region: United States
  • 60 Minutes
  • Online Compliance Panel
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Companies that store hazardous materials in quantities greater than certain thresholds are required by the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) to provide state and local officials with information on the chemicals used and stored in their facilities. This annual reporting requirement, known as Tier II, is meant to ensure that emergency planning agencies (e.g., your local fire department) are prepared to respond if a chemical is released.

Tier II reports are due March 1 for the previous calendar year. Failure to comply with these rules allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess civil and administrative penalties that can now equal $53,907 per day per violation. Fines add up quickly since each day a violation continues constitutes a separate violation. This webinar explains the reporting program and provides a 'how-to' on completing and submitting Tier II forms.

Objectives of the Presentation:

On completion of this webinar, you'll learn how to:

- Anticipate key Tier II reporting deadlines
- Follow a compliance timeline that makes sense for your facility
- Recognize which amendments the EPA made to Tier II requirements in 2016
- Comply with OSHA's 2012 changes to the hazard communication standard on Tier II reporting forms
- Evaluate Tier II applicability under federal EPCRA thresholds
- Identify some state-specific Tier II and hazardous materials reporting thresholds
- Coordinate with local and state emergency response organizations on reporting
- Conduct Tier II reporting electronically
- Develop a Tier II reporting program to ensure proper collection of Tier II data all year long
- Find resources to help you build a fully compliant Tier II reporting program, and more!

Why Should you Attend?

Most states now provide the option of, or require all or portions of EPCRA Tier II reports to be submitted electronically. Tools used to prepare these electronic Tier II reports vary state to state, and methods of electronic reporting have recently changed for a number of states.

Learn how your reporting requirements have changed and how to meet them during our webinar. Our presenter, Paul Nazaryk, is a knowledgeable environmental consultant and attorney experienced in environmental compliance and auditing who has helped many companies meet their Tier II reporting obligations. He will show you what data you'll need to collect and what tools you'll need to use to complete Tier II reporting by the March 1 deadline.

Don't be left guessing whether all your Tier II reporting requirements under EPCRA have been met. Get an in-depth look at how to ensure that you're Tier II reports are accurate and submitted on time.

Areas Covered:

- EPCRA background
- Am I subject to the requirements?
- Hazardous chemicals vs. extremely hazardous substances
- Preparing and submitting Tier II reports
- Common compliance concerns
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  • Paul Nazaryk Paul Nazaryk,
    Environmental Compliance Consultant, Attorney, and Auditor ,
    Westsky Environmental LLC

    Paul Nazaryk is an environmental consultant and attorney experienced in environmental compliance and auditing, environmental impact assessment, environmental management systems, and regulatory affairs. His experience includes working for BHP Billiton, several environmental consulting firms, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), the U.S. Water Resources Council, and former Congressman James P. Johnson on environmental compliance and policy issues. Over the course of his career, Paul has developed an in-depth knowledge of a number of environmental statutes and regulatory programs including the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (Superfund or CERCLA), the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Clean Air Act. He has a J.D. from the University of Denver and a Master's degree in Environmental Policy from Colorado State University. He is licensed as an attorney in Colorado, Montana and New Mexico.

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  • New plant managers
  • Environmental specialists and engineers
  • Environmental, health & safety engineers
  • In-House legal counsel
  • Environmental, health & safety (EHS) managers and directors
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