EPCRA: Easier Tier II Reporting for EHS Teams

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:

  • Achieve full transparency for chemical products and quantities at each facility.
  • Keep EHS professionals and other employees up to date with onsite chemical inventories.
  • Automate EPCRA 302 reporting.
  • Coordinate and automate SARA III Tier II reporting‍.

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:

  • Readily locate, access, and view previous years’ reports that were filed through Encamp.
  • No more need to keep paper copies in binders or electronic copies on someone’s laptop.

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:

  • EHS SMEs get the level of granularity they need to proactively manage EPCRA compliance. No more reactive reporting and compliance management.
  • As reporting prep increasingly becomes a year-round activity, EHS teams stay ahead of the inventory aspect of EPCRA and Tier II.

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.

Luke Jacobs

Jacobs founded Encamp Inc. in 2018 with his two co-founders, his brother Sam Jacobs and friend Dan Smedema from what started as an idea during a camping trip in June 2017. Encamp focuses on software to serve the EHS industry by streamlining environmental compliance reporting.

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