Coca-Cola Consolidated is the largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States with 12 manufacturing facilities across the country, some of which are recently-acquired sites. The company additionally maintains more than 70 distribution centers as part of its operations.

For environmental compliance, the company’s Environmental Affairs group oversees activities at multiple sites to ensure compliance with company standards as well as regulations including EPCRA. Among their tasks, the group prepares and submits all required Tier II compliance reports, conducts environmental assessments, and tracks environmental metrics to drive efficiency and meet company-wide sustainability goals.

For years, to manage tasks for compliance and reporting efforts across sites, the group used a compliance calendar built in-house, in Excel. 

Excel is not an environmental compliance calendar

As Brandi Collignon, Manager, Environmental Affairs, put it, using a spreadsheet as a compliance calendar was a collective roadblock. Their Excel-based calendar was difficult to manage, and linking it to the team’s Outlook email/calendar wasn’t doable. 

Worse, the calendar wasn’t adequately shared at the site-level for Coca-Cola Consolidated’s newly-acquired facilities, meaning updates and edits couldn’t be fully distributed in real time. When updates were made, having to review and share them manually was time-consuming. 

Collaboration across sites was therefore insufficient, and many of the company’s newly acquired facilities missed their compliance reporting dates because of it.

A critical need

For Coca-Cola Consolidated, an environmental compliance calendar that put all relevant team members on the same page at the same time wasn’t just a need. For two key compliance objectives, it was a critical need to:

A fully connected team, in full view

Working with the Encamp Customer Success team, Coca-Cola Consolidated implemented Encamp’s Compliance Calendar for all of its facilities in just seven days. As an intelligent environmental compliance calendar, the Encamp solution provides a task library, including pre-built templates, that does the real work. 

The Environmental Affairs group at Coca-Cola Consolidated now schedules required compliance and reporting activities at every facility. They assign specific tasks to specific team members. Then in real time and with a 360° view, they track progress and due dates throughout the process of preparing and submitting final compliance reports.

And they do all this for approximately 390 unique tasks within their compliance program. 

At each facility and at all times, every team member now knows their responsibilities and who’s completing what activity. There’s no inadvertent redundant work, and no task goes overlooked.

“Encamp has been an amazing support system in creating a uniform, compliance calendar for each of our unique facilities.”
– Brandi Collignon 

“We have more confidence that we’re meeting all regulatory and company requirements now that our tasks are organized into one system. Encamp has provided a service to grow with our company and its ever evolving needs.”

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Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

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Tier II reporting for EPCRA compliance rarely follows a smooth path for any EHS team. 

When we meet with EHS and Operations managers, for instance, most of them tell us their biggest hurdles for reporting are tracking down and validating data. Another common issue they point out is making sure each facility that’s reporting meets all state-level regulatory requirements before submission. Say you have 25 facilities across various states, does each site need to file a Tier II report? And if they do, where are they in the process? 

When facilities do need to report, keeping them on task for activities like data collection and confirming chemical inventories can be a daily hurdle. It’s worse when a company operates dozens or hundreds of facilities. As organizational size increases, so does the complexity of Tier II reporting — including tracking new requirements, accessing multiple state portals, and manually submitting reports and paying fees. 

“That’s a pain in itself,” these managers say, since the majority of them oversee sites in multiple states and local jurisdictions. 

For a lot of us at Encamp — especially our Compliance and Customer Success teams — we empathize. We come from EHS and environmental compliance backgrounds ourselves. So if you’re in charge of reporting, we want to help you however we can.

“Given all the things we have to deal with for Tier II, how can Encamp help us streamline our data management tasks and make reporting easier?”

Fair question… and one we love to answer. When you use Encamp’s Tier II Reporting module, you can standardize data collection across sites, track reporting progress for every facility, ensure reporting accuracy with built in data validation, and automate reporting and submissions across states and territories as well as local agencies. 

In short, you simplify your Tier II reporting by streamlining every step that leads up to the final submission. 

Watch the video here (it’s just under 3 minutes) to see what simplified Tier II reporting looks like, and then connect the dots in your reporting lifecycle on the other side.

A quick tour of Encamp’s Tier II Reporting module

 

The Tier II Reporting module and your reporting lifecycle

For most (but not all) companies, the reporting lifecycle largely falls into four segments: Data collection, data validation, data input, and data submissions. If there’s a need in your organization to manage these segments comprehensively at the facility level, our Tier II Reporting module helps you do it in a streamlined, automated manner.

For your company’s annual reporting lifecycle, use the following sections to gauge how effectively the Tier II Reporting module could benefit your reporting practices and compliance program. (Note that we’ve added the months/ranges as a general timeline for when reporting activities typically occur. )

Data collection for report preparations

Tier II Reporting module actions

Data validation for reporting accuracy

Tier II Reporting module actions

Data input at the state level

Tier II Reporting module actions

Data submissions to meet the Tier II deadline

Tier II Reporting module actions

You’ve reached the finish line! This is where your nightmares of state portals come to an end.  

To recap

In one place with the Tier II Reporting module, you automate Tier II reporting and submissions and manage facility-level data, regulatory requirements and compliance reports for every facility in your company. You also verify reporting requirements per facility, create a single source of truth for reporting, and validate and review data at every step of report preparation for each applicable site. 

EHS leaders also get a 360° view of each facility’s reporting activities and progress: Number and percent of reports completed, the number of days to March 1, facilities that have already filed, and ones that still need to start the process. Encamp then automatically submits your Tier II reports electronically to all respective states, and pays filing fees on your company’s behalf, including for SERCs, LEPCs, and fire departments. 

The result is complete confidence in your submitted reports — and a good night’s sleep.

Even better, with automated data management and environmental compliance reporting — and in a streamlined and consistent manner year-over-year — you make Tier II reporting repeatable, faster, simpler, and more accurate. Because at Encamp, our goal has always been to eliminate the pains of Tier II reporting. 

Happy reporting!

Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. We help enterprises transform compliance programs and human processes into a technology-driven system that lays the foundation for accurate and ongoing environmental compliance through a blended method of intelligent high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support.

If you work in highly regulated industries such as chemical manufacturing, electric utilities, and industrial manufacturing, not having institutional knowledge or visibility to the right data can put your business at risk of non-compliance. Coupled with the risk of expensive penalties and reputational damage, there truly is no room for error when it comes to regulatory EHS compliance.

Or more specifically, environmental compliance.

To help protect the environment, regulators and the general public expect companies to always be in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and permit obligations. Companies should additionally develop proactive environmental compliance strategies to both protect and improve the communities in which they operate.

Failure to do so exposes companies to civil penalties from agencies, possible litigation, and, potentially, negative public relations and community standing. 

Low-tech solutions, or risk-minimizing tools?

For many environmental teams, digital transformation projects seem to be continually “in progress” or waiting to filter down to them. This has left teams with the usual hodgepodge of low-tech solutions to manage compliance obligations, primarily spreadsheets, emails, and unsupported homegrown applications. This shoestring approach adds to the risk of non-compliance significantly. 

In addition, the ability to preserve and share institutional knowledge is difficult if not impossible without a centralized solution. Do you have a plan to address employee turnover to ensure there are no missed compliance obligations? How do you onboard new employees so they can quickly understand what’s occurring across operations, and then transfer vital historical knowledge about facilities to them?

For regulatory EHS compliance, here are two key steps to stay proactive and minimize the risks of non-compliance:

Make environmental compliance management simpler  

Eliminating complexity from your compliance programs is critical. Why are your people still utilizing spreadsheets and email chains to manage compliance? The simple answer is probably because they haven’t been empowered to find a better way to do their work.

Regulatory EHS compliance solutions are designed to support proactive environmental compliance management by centralizing and standardizing processes and automating key aspects, such as notifications and reporting. These technologies are a great place to begin your digital transformation journey.

Compliance management is the foundation of environmental compliance. It should be a central aspect of your company’s improvement initiatives. 

Reduce the risk of non-compliance events

All of this reduces the risk of future non-compliance events that could result in injuries or fatalities to employees, a public health emergency, or an environmental disaster. A single event could cost your company and shareholders millions of dollars in regulatory penalties, legal settlements with injured parties, or expensive site cleanups.   

Modernize how compliance obligations are tracked and managed

Modernizing the way environmental compliance obligations are tracked and managed across your environmental teams has transformative value for everyone involved. 

At the same time, regional, business unit and corporate personnel, subject matter experts, managers, and executives are provided better visibility into what’s happening across all their facilities, enabling them to better proactively respond to issues, questions, and various deadlines as they arise rather than always being reactive and putting out fires.

By making environmental compliance management simple and visible, this eliminates chaos and enables your environmental teams to be proactive rather than reactive.

Central to Encamp’s Guided Environmental Compliance method

The ability to automate regulatory updates and notifications is invaluable to keeping facilities in compliance on an ongoing basis. This is a central step in the Guided Environmental Compliance method from Encamp, as is the ability to build a sound foundation and transform your environmental compliance program into an auditable and continuous process. By blending digitization, high-tech solutions and the high-touch support of Encamp’s compliance experts in a technology-driven system, Guided Environmental Compliance is yet another means by which to mitigate the many risks of non-compliance. 

Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. We help enterprises transform compliance programs and human processes into a technology-driven system that lays the foundation for accurate and ongoing environmental compliance through a blended method of intelligent high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support.

EHS teams and EPCRA don’t always get along — and no wonder. For one thing, navigating EPCRA’s requirements for environmental compliance can be tricky and cumbersome. For another, Tier II reporting is a messy process, which gets messier when a company’s operations are spread out across multiple states. 

And realistically, managing data, establishing standardized processes, and ensuring related tasks for EPCRA filings are getting done in a timely manner takes more bandwidth than many EHS teams have.

Encamp’s strategy

When we started Encamp, our premise was compliance reporting should be faster and simpler. We knew Tier II and other environmental compliance reports had to be accurate, complete, and submitted on time to mitigate the risks of non-compliance. So for EHS professionals, we set out to make EPCRA and Tier II compliance less cumbersome by standardizing the reporting process and automating report filings. 

In honoring that premise, I’m proud to say we’ve had a strong start. The Encamp platform is already implemented in more than 200 enterprises, and users tell us they love it. And our commitment to continuous improvement means that we  are optimizing our platform to make it even more functional and easier to use… which will always be our goal.

  1. A single pane of glass. Systematize Tier II reporting functions and create repeatable processes. Digitize records, streamline data collection and workflows, and aggregate and centralize compliance information. Ensure data quality and accuracy. And automate submissions of regulatory reports and filings, as well as required reporting and registration fees where applicable.
  2. End-to-end environmental compliance management. Encamp is the only compliance management platform with the ability to submit reports to state and federal agencies out-of-the-box.
  3. Customer obsessed. Our platform’s intuitive interface and dedicated customer success, support and implementation teams simplify onboarding and user adoption.

All-in-one EPCRA

Encamp lets EHS teams track chemical products, inventories, thresholds, and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) at every facility. This way, teams automate EPCRA compliance and:

Our latest enhancements

EPCRA: Historical reports

Tracking down historical reports for knowledge sharing or internal or agency audits is time-consuming. But say good-bye to that whole scenario. EHS teams can maintain past Tier II reports directly in Encamp. 

The value prop:

EPCRA: Year-round chemical inventory

Regional and corporate EHS SMEs often have limited visibility into what’s happening at the facility level — until it’s too late. With the ability to add, manage, and track chemical inventories at the facility level, however, users know what’s happening at a facility at any given time. (We consider this a game changer for our customers.)

The value prop:

Behind the scenes

The next improvements on our enhancements path? First, we’re updating our data model and EPCRA dashboard to support year-round EPCRA reporting activities. We’re also working on functionality to regenerate notifications when an event’s list of Event Watchers changes in an assigned Calendar task. 

With Encamp’s ongoing mission to create a world where good for business equals good for the environment, we know we can’t stop innovating our platform. And the exciting thing for EHS professionals and teams everywhere is that there’s still more to come. Promise!

I’m excited about where Encamp is today and where we are going over the next 12-24 months. I encourage readers to subscribe to our newsletter for great resources and thought leadership – and periodic company and product updates.

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Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. We help enterprises transform compliance programs and human processes into a technology-driven system that lays the foundation for accurate and ongoing environmental compliance through a blended method of intelligent high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support.

At Encamp, we view environmental compliance success and customer success through the same lens. 

Our customers come from all corners of the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) profession. They serve at all levels of the organizations for which they work, from EHS program managers, directors and specialists to the executive level. And every day they face more challenges, from new laws and complex regulations to navigating facilities, agency red tape and Tier II reports. 

With such a winding data trail, no wonder environmental compliance success is constantly hard to achieve. 

Central to Encamp’s Guided Environmental Compliance method

EHS professionals and making data easier to manage are why we started Encamp. By eliminating data silos — along with arduous technology implementations and adoption life cycles — the Encamp platform makes environmental compliance and reporting faster, easier, and more accurate. 

Data management is also central to the Guided Environmental Compliance method from Encamp. To improve data visibility and control, the method promotes establishing a strong foundation for compliance data and creating a continuous data collection process as initial steps. And by blending digitization, high-tech solutions and the high-touch support of Encamp’s compliance experts in a technology-driven system, Guided Environmental Compliance tightly and continually aligns with the Tier II lifecycle

The Customer Success team at Encamp is a critical component of this guided approach as a whole. 

Sharpening our customer success focus

One of Encamp’s guiding principles is that we’re all about the journey. Your journey. Helping ensure environmental compliance success for all Encamp customers, existing and prospective, is our mission. Which is why customer-centricity has always been our priority. 

Now as we continue to grow, we’re putting even more focus on each customer’s success by expanding our dedicated Customer Success and support teams. With additional resources, we look to interact with every customer more routinely to nurture their Encamp relationship. And with an enhanced model for continuous engagement and support, we plan to learn more about what’s working well, and what customers need more assistance with. 

This will let us focus even more intently on delighting all Encamp customers — then keeping them delighted. After all, we want them to be Happy Encampers for a long time.

What Encamp customers are already saying

Encamp recently interviewed some of our existing customers to gauge their thoughts as Encamp end-users. When we asked them to describe how they felt about Encamp and if they had increased confidence in their compliance, their responses were interesting. These customers used words like “Liberated,” “Confident,” “Supported,” “Reassured,” “Secure,” and “Satisfied.” 

The feedback was definitely positive. And valuable, because it told us we’re doing something right. Still, our goal is to ensure that every Encamp customer feels this way, thus our increased focus on customer success and support. 

Strengthening our team

What’s the saying? “It takes a village…” Let’s just say your environmental compliance success takes an Encampment. And we’ve already made some moves to make our Customer Success team stronger.  

First, Megan Walters, CHMM, has moved up from Director of Compliance to VP of Compliance & Customer Success. In addition to being a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, she’s also a Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer® (CESCO) and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. She additionally knows her stuff about RCRA and EPCRA, especially Tier II reporting. (Read how our solution makes EPCRA Tier II reporting easier.)

Next, we’ve started building out our team with more environmental compliance experts to help customers always feel supported and aligned with their goals. (If you know someone from the EHS industry who might want to join our team, steer them to our Culture & Careers page.)

And me? I’ve moved from Director of Environmental Solutions to Director of Customer Success. This lets me work with an already great team to make it even bigger and better.

New environmental compliance success initiatives

Another step we’re taking for Customer Success includes some new initiatives. They’ll further ensure environmental compliance success for every Encamp customer, and I’m excited to see the impact each goal will have:  

To borrow from our new Customer Success web page: Let’s hit the environmental compliance success trail — together.

Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. We help enterprises transform compliance programs and human processes into a technology-driven system that lays the foundation for accurate and ongoing environmental compliance through a blended method of intelligent high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support.

Just to be ready for March 1 Tier II submissions, preparation for Tier II reporting and EPCRA compliance has become a full-time process. Many of the people at Encamp come from environmental compliance and EHS consulting backgrounds, so we’ve done plenty of Tier II reporting ourselves.

And trust us. In collectively having prepared and filed thousands of Tier II reports, we’ve used a lot of spreadsheets.

That’s why our mission is to simplify Tier II and EPCRA reporting and make your life easier. But our mission is also to never stop improving on what we’ve done thus far —including working with spreadsheets and Excel in particular.

See if this sounds familiar.

The Encamp platform does just that. Let’s look at how importing and exporting Excel files on our platform makes for an easier Tier II reporting process.

Start with a unified way to manage all Tier II reports

Make Excel your friend

Track your Tier II reporting status

That’s it for now. As we say, our compliance management platform was created by EHS professionals for EHS professionals. You know, to make your Tier II reporting life easier.

Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. We help enterprises transform compliance programs and human processes into a technology-driven system that lays the foundation for accurate and ongoing environmental compliance through a blended method of intelligent high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support.

Even after launching in 2018, Encamp continues to alter the EHS landscape as the first end-to-end software platform for environmental compliance. The Encamp platform, which was created by Encamp’s own EHS professionals, is a single, best-in-class system that helps businesses and their EHS teams understand, manage, and comply with applicable environmental regulations for every facility they operate.

And they’re able to do it for facilities in all 50 states.

In effect, the Encamp platform provides a connected command center for environmental compliance activities across your business. It lets you centralize data compilation, automate reporting, and put EHS directors, program managers, specialists, and every member of your EHS team on the same compliance reporting path, in real time and with full transparency.

End-to-end and 50-state-aware: the future of environmental compliance

Relative to other industries, software adoption is still not a mainstream practice in the EHS space. That is, few EHS teams use software developed specifically to orchestrate the environmental compliance process. And no wonder.

Aside from traditional environmental management systems (EMS; also see the EPA’s definition of EMS), the only other solution choices are Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS) or various point systems to basically store data. All of these systems are hard to implement and even harder to configure and use. Also, at best, they only supplement the time-consuming manual work of environmental compliance reporting instead of automating and streamlining it.

Or at worst, companies still use “systems” like Excel, SharePoint, binders, and email to keep their environmental programs in compliance.

Consider as well that federal standards are often left to the states to administer, and that each state has their own reporting requirements, schedules, and systems, and the complexity magnifies because none of these systems speak to one another.

Therefore, keeping up with environmental compliance on an ongoing basis can feel like reinventing the wheel over and over again.

In today’s world, companies are stuck overpaying consultants or overworking their internal teams. They constantly struggle to remain on top of ever-changing state and federal requirements.

As we have from day 1, Encamp has always believed environmental teams should have an end-to-end platform for environmental compliance, unifying all their facilities across all 50 states. With such a platform for environmental compliance at the state and facilities level, EHS teams could easily:

That’s exactly what we continue to build at Encamp.

Proactive environmental compliance

As the Encamp platform has already shown, environmental compliance programs will continue to be built on systems that are fundamentally concerned with the compliance applicability of every facility and the state in which a facility is located. With the ability to additionally automate final submissions for common compliance reports, tracking down data and copy-pasting report information into state websites to comply with regulations will finally become a thing of the past.

Going forward, businesses and their EHS operations will then take a more proactive approach to environmental compliance and avoiding, minimizing, and mitigating the risk of non-compliance events. The Encamp platform lets you do this right now.

Make Tier II reporting easy and efficient using Encamp’s EPCRA solution. The Encamp platform eliminates data silos and non-standardized processes by providing companies with a single pane of glass to manage each facet of Tier II reporting. Threshold checks. Data reviews. Even final report submissions to state and local agencies. With Encamp, companies are able to manage EPCRA compliance year round — no more annual fire drills for 312 reporting or missed 302 notifications.

Speed user adoption via an intuitive interface. Encamp provides users across the organization with an easy to use application so they can start using our solutions quickly and with minimal training.

Submit Tier II reports to state and local agencies directly from Encamp. Other than IDSi International, no other solution on the market gives users the ability to electronically submit Tier II reports to states that offer electronic reporting directly from the application. Encamp does this out-of-the-box, having developed integrations to the various state reporting systems and providing users with proof of reporting. For states that still require Tier II reports to be submitted via regular mail, Encamp generates reports that we then send to the proper state and local agencies on your behalf.

Demonstrate compliance from a reliable system of record. With Encamp as your system of record for Tier II reporting, you sleep better knowing the risk of non-compliance findings by internal or agency auditors is minimized. With Encamp, you create a single source of truth for compliance data, permits, and documentation — organized by facilities in a modern platform everyone can understand. You also archive final reports in digitized format directly in the Encamp platform, making them easy to mange, locate, and access if needed.

Develop standardized and repeatable Tier II reporting processes. By eliminating siloed data, and by providing environmental teams across the organization with a single source of the truth, our EPCRA module lets EHS operations standardize their process for Tier II reporting. With previous years’ reports archived (and digitized) in the Encamp platform, you easily access referenceable data to start report preparations for the new year. There’s no need to start over each year.

Eliminate the hassle of tracking and managing state filing fees. We provide your company with an efficient way to track and manage reporting costs by facility so that charge backs, budget forecasting, and annual budgeting can be done in a few minutes rather than taking weeks or months.

Simplify reporting for multiple facilities across multiple states. Eliminate the challenges of managing reporting processes for multiple facilities in one or more states or territories. Also, ease the burden of reporting to agencies in California, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Texas, and Washington.

Features that make Encamp unique

Site-specific compliance profiles

Encamp syncs directly with governmental compliance databases so you can build your compliance profiles in minutes. Type in your facility name and address, and we pull in your compliance information from available federal and state databases, automatically. Encamp is also the missing half of Excel. Easily import and export your facility data as Excel files to stay organized, effective, and efficient.

Integrated forms and documents

Encamp provides you a facility-centric location to store your compliance documents, so your hard work doesn’t get lost across shared folders. Encamp also provides up-to-date government forms, so you can access fillable state and federal EHS compliance forms in one place. Add any custom forms in seconds to make it your own.

When your compliance docs and forms are organized in one place, everyone is on the same page — with less headache and work.

End-to-end compliance reporting

We’re on a mission to phase out copy-paste reporting and record keeping, starting with Tier II hazardous material inventory reports.

With Encamp, you get a unified, easy-to-understand interface that contains every custom Tier II reporting field required by each state. It’s simple to keep your chemical inventories up-to-date. Encamp even automatically calculates the reporting thresholds for each chemical based on the state they’re being reported in.

Encamp takes the manual, time-consuming task of submitting Tier II information and transforms it into an automated process in all 50 states. More importantly, Encamp makes sure every agency who needs a report copy gets one, and that all the documents you need to keep for your internal records are automatically saved and organized.

Life’s too short to spend it copy-pasting data into governmental systems. Let software do the busy work, and get back to doing what you’re great at.

Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. We help enterprises transform compliance programs and human processes into a technology-driven system that lays the foundation for accurate and ongoing environmental compliance through a blended method of intelligent high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support.

Let’s get right to the problem of Tier II reporting for multiple facilities.

For many of the businesses Encamp works with, the problem isn’t having more than one facility to report on. It’s having facilities in different states and being required to comply with each state’s own regulations for Tier II reporting. Here’s how the EPA frames it…

“Some states may have specific requirements for reporting and submission of the Tier II inventory form and/or the state reporting form or format. EPA suggests that facilities contact their state for state specific reporting requirements.”

Multiplied by even a few different states, it’s dizzying to have to track data for all the chemical types and thresholds at facilities in each location. And what if a company ships a load of hazardous chemicals to a different location in another state? For Tier II reporting at any facility — let alone several — data changes constantly.

Adding to the data pile are facility details for reporting from the EPA: The latitude and longitude of a facility’s location. The facility’s Dun & Bradstreet number. The maximum number of occupants that might be present at any one time, including employees, contractors, vendors, and people at the facility for training or other events.

I could go on, but I rest my case. The point is, for facilities in various states, the end-to-end Encamp platform lets businesses manage all compliance information and Tier II reporting in one place.

One data source for every facility and all users

From our platform’s single intuitive interface:

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One of our customers actually says it best about our platform’s Tier II reporting capabilities for facilities across states. Sam George, J.D., CHMM, is VP of Compliance & Waste Management at SESCO Group, and as he puts it:

“I need a centralized location where facility information is spelled out and all in one place. Encamp provides that and is exactly what facilities need to stay accountable.”

I’ll say this again too. Encamp’s environmental compliance management platform was created by EHS professionals for EHS professionals. Our never-ending goal is to make Tier II reporting easier, and putting the data for every facility at your fingertips is a big part of that.

Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. We help enterprises transform compliance programs and human processes into a technology-driven system that lays the foundation for accurate and ongoing environmental compliance through a blended method of intelligent high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support.

Consulting firms for Tier II reporting and environmental compliance do important work. And they do it well. But there are certain aspects of the Tier II process that Encamp excels at over consultants and the EHS software and point systems they typically use.

A Better Approach to Tier II Reporting

First, Encamp’s modern software platform for environmental compliance lets you align business and environmental incentives across your organization. You equip all members of your team with a single, end-to-end compliance management solution instead of relying on multiple consultants.

Then, with our platform’s EPCRA module, you simplify Section 312 compliance and Tier II reporting. You make data more visible, easier to locate, and even easier to access, and automate the process for report preparation and submissions. With more direct oversight of your reporting information, you reduce risk of non-compliance significantly.

Mostly, with the preparations for Tier II being a full-year process, you’re no longer on a consultant’s schedule. You’re able to proactively manage EPCRA compliance year round and say farewell to annual fire drills for 312 reporting or missed 302 notifications.

With the Encamp platform doing the work consultants do, you bring Tier II reporting in house and make it faster, easier, more accurate… and totally proactive.

A sound decision

Imagine, an EPCRA solution designed to make Tier II reporting easy and efficient, and to put you in complete control. Encamp’s integrated platform eliminates data silos and lets you streamline information and standardize processes throughout your organization. It also gives your company a single pane of glass through which to manage each facet of Tier II reporting preparation — like threshold checks and data reviews — and continually monitoring every task and its progress.

These capabilities alone make bringing Tier II reporting in house a sound decision. But here a few more details that make the move a no-brainer — things not all consultants and EHS software or point systems can do.

(Quick disclosure. Encamp’s Partner Ecosystem equips consulting firms with our platform for their Tier II reporting services. So if you still need consulting help, look to one of Encamp’s partners and you’ll get the same effective reporting outcomes.)

Simplify Tier II reporting preparation

Forget navigating through upwards of 50 different state systems to submit Tier II reports. The Encamp platform lets environmental compliance teams orchestrate reporting using a single dashboard. Encamp then makes your submissions for you. Every person involved in the Tier II process uses our platform’s EPCRA dashboard and its intuitive reporting and tracking tools.

For each facility you have to report on, the Encamp platform and EPCRA dashboard sync with state portals to:

Full view of Tier II reporting activities

With the EPCRA dashboard, program managers, directors, EHS specialists, and corporate leaders all view every activity by facility: Reporting task percentage until completion; Number of days to deadline; Facilities that have already filed reports and ones that still need to start the process.

This dashboard further includes a built-in knowledgebase and videos to answer questions, verify details for Tier II requirements, and provide Tier II tips & tricks. And no matter the user level, its user-friendly interface speeds user adoption and keeps training to a minimum.

Integrated workflow and calculations for thresholds

For workflow, get state fields from the EPA, NOAA, and all 50 states before fields are made available in public state portals. The intuitive Tier II dashboard makes any workflow easy for all users to understand, including alerts and reminders for assigned tasks in each facility.

For calculations, confirm all threshold planning quantities (TPQs) for a state level, including extremely hazardous substances (EHSs). Encamp automatically selects if you’re under a reporting threshold for a given chemical or even an entire facility.

Automated record keeping

Automatically store the final Tier II report copy, records of payment, and an audit log for each facility in Encamp’s digital filing cabinet. Your filing cabinet organizes documents by default, so everything is captured. This keeps your reporting records in house and under your control, rather than “on file” with a consulting firm.

Proactively control your EPCRA compliance

Along with submitting Tier II reports accurately, on time, and with more confidence, moving the Tier II reporting process in house with Encamp lets you more proactively manage the risk of non-compliance through greater reporting control. And that’s only the top of the benefits list.

We’re with you every step of the way

No matter your Tier II reporting volume, our Customer Success team is with you from onboarding through ongoing support. Start with an account review by our environmental compliance experts. After that, have a 30-minute onboarding call to get you started. Our team also works with yours to import your data into Encamp.

Also realize time to value quickly. Encamp is deployed via the cloud, meaning there’s no software or hardware to install or months-long implementation.

Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. We help enterprises transform compliance programs and human processes into a technology-driven system that lays the foundation for accurate and ongoing environmental compliance through a blended method of intelligent high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support.

Within the realm of EPCRA Tier II reporting requirements, the most grueling parts are getting the data right and filling out the proper forms for regulatory agencies. So logically, submitting your EPCRA Tier II forms should be the easy part, right? Um, not necessarily. In a lot of ways, submissions can be just as exhausting.

Let’s do a little math first. In the U.S., every state has its own system for EPCRA Tier II submissions. That’s 50 different portals and websites and submission procedures — and trust me, there is nothing standardized about any of them. Add the EPA’s Tier2 Submit software, and the submission process gets crazier.

Now tally the states where you have to send mailings to fire departments and Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs). For EPCRA Tier II reporting requirements, those can be submissions headaches, too.

Then finally, for EPCRA Tier II filing fees, the payment options in each state can range from online methods and credit cards to hard copy checks. Nothing standard again. Scream!

Ease your EPCRA Tier II submissions pain

Here’s where Encamp and our end-to-end platform for environmental compliance helps. In making the entire EPCRA Tier II reporting process easier, we submit the completed forms and pay fees to all appropriate agencies on your behalf.

Fair to say, we save you a lot of time and stress on the submission admin side. More importantly, Encamp makes sure your Tier II forms are up to date, accurate, validated, and submitted as scheduled.

Doing your submissions legwork

There are still other things Encamp does for EPCRA Tier II submissions — details that sometimes go unnoticed — that EHS professionals can also appreciate. Following is an example of what I mean (it’s from a recent demo and the discussion I had with the company’s EHS team members).

EHS professional: “It seems like more and more states are moving away from Tier2 Submit. And even in the states that continue to accept it, you still have to go through their (state) portal and submit that way. So it’s pretty much the same data going into all these portals. It just has to be put into the format they want it.”

Julie (me): “That’s correct. What we’re able to do is scrape the data out of the Tier2 Submit system and any state portals and organize it into the Encamp format. It’s all an automated export process. Then we convert your EPCRA Tier II data into the format that individual states require. After that, it’s a similar automated process for how we push the submission back out.”

EHS professional: “So with the submittals, do you conduct a final review or double check of the data, or are you really just using the (Encamp) system to catch errors when they pop up? Or, is there any other kind of review from your end for accuracy… or who is that really up to?”

Julie: “Well, for data accuracy and validation, the Encamp platform has various modules you can purchase, like our Tier II module. Or if you’re looking for more of a hands-on approach, we can provide that as well. But typically, we use our software to get ahead of any errors that are occurring in your data. And remember, the Encamp solution lets you assign reviewers from your own team to double check data, state forms, etc. for your final EPCRA Tier II reports. We’ve actually built in several checkpoints to help you make sure your data is accurate prior to submission. It’s your call as to what level of service you want Encamp to provide.”

EHS professional: “So, when Encamp pays a (submission) fee, I know some states say you have to pay by credit card. Other states give you options to send in a check or pay online. But sometimes the user fees just to pay online are 75 dollars. Would Encamp avoid that (user) fee and send a check?”

Julie: “If you do have the option, we go with the lowest cost option.”

EHS professional: “I do have a question about EPCRA Tier II forms getting submitted to the appropriate agencies. Does that include local planning committees and the fire department? Those are the ones that are usually harder to figure out who forms go to.”

Julie: “We take care of every single submission. And like I said, we pull in your information from last year, so we have a record of where you sent things last year. But we do double check everything to make sure. We maintain a database of all LEPC and fire department information and make sure it’s current. We also routinely mass blast every LEPC around the country to verify their information and make any changes in our own internal records to make sure it’s cross referencing our database. That way, you know everything’s going to the right place for EPCRA Tier II compliance.”

EHS professional: “Okay, cool.”

I have to say, I agree. What Encamp does to ease the submission process for EPCRA Tier II reports is pretty cool.

Transforming the way enterprises stay in compliance 

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business can equal good for the environment. We help enterprises transform compliance programs and human processes into a technology-driven system that lays the foundation for accurate and ongoing environmental compliance through a blended method of intelligent high-tech solutions and high-touch expert support.

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