“A regulator’s goal is to help businesses fully understand and comply with the regulations. They are there to help you understand how to get started and develop your EPCRA compliance programs.”
Compliance Program Associate at Encamp
From the webinar, EPCRA Master Class: A Regulator’s Lens on Environmental Compliance
If your company stores, uses, and releases hazardous substances at or above state or federal threshold quantities, a robust EPCRA compliance program is essential to ensure accurate Tier II reporting and 100% environmental compliance. Such a program should be well-structured, detailed, up-to-date, and aligned with EPCRA Sections 302, 311, and 312.
Does your company’s compliance program measure up? Especially with Tier II reports due March 1st, now is a good time to assess it and find out.
The first step? Watch the interactive EPCRA Master Class webinar. It features Madison Roe-Martin, one of Encamp’s most skilled compliance gurus and a former state Tier II Program Manager for EPCRA, and Julie Ragains, Encamp’s Director of Customer Success & Fulfillment and a 12-year veteran of the EHS industry.
Then, learn all this…
How to create a best-in-class EPCRA compliance program
- Develop and implement standardized Tier II compliance strategies and processes (read Hexion’s success story).
- Overcome pitfalls like constant changes in regulations at the state and federal level.
- Increase data transparency across teams and facilities for more accurate reporting.
- Improve employee empowerment, productivity, and collaboration — as well as the way you share institutional knowledge (read Coca-Cola Consolidated’s success story).
- Minimize your risks of Tier II non-compliance… proactively.
“For Tier II, start at the beginning of the year to prepare for next year’s reports. Keep on top of 312 notifications and track changes to regulations to better understand them. Don’t be afraid to ask your SERC.” – Madison
Webinar poll: How confident are you that your company is in full compliance with EPCRA regulations?
- 29% Highly confident
- 36% Confident
- 17% Not confident
Five of the most common Tier II reporting errors
- Companies don’t submit environmental compliance reports even though they should
- Chemicals are reported inconsistently across sites/facilities
- Chemical inventory is reported incorrectly or inaccurately
- Outdated or incorrect contact information
- Certain chemicals aren’t reported when they should be
“When an EPCRA program is left to the site level, that’s when things most often get missed for reporting.” – Julie
Webinar poll: At what level of your organization is Tier II reporting done?
- 44% Site level
- 40% Corporate level
- 16% Other level(s) of the organization
(There are actually five additional common errors. Read about the Top 10 errors and how Encamp helps you avoid them.)
Some questions from webinar attendees
- “Can the Tier II deadline be extended if needed?”
- “What do you think of Tier2 Submit as a reporting tool?”
- “Do significant changes in chemical amounts reported raise flags for a regulator?”
- “Do we have to report an exact count of every lead-acid battery in our factory?”
- “Does every safety data sheet need to be in the Tier II report?”
For the answers, watch the EPCRA Master Class webinar on-demand.
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.