JANUARY – FEBRUARY
The next phase marks the official start of Tier II season leading up to the March 1st submission deadline. During this time, proactive EHS teams have already successfully collected the right data and are ready to submit complete reports per facility with the exact requirements across all federal, state, and local jurisdictions.
Because each facility’s environmental data has been collected and centralized prior to Tier II season, EHS teams now have the months of January to February to review their chemical inventory to verify contact information, determine accurate reporting thresholds, and update any new site plan or SDS requirements needed by the regulatory body.
Questions to Ask Yourself & Your Team
Regularly updated site maps and SDSs contain vital information about hazardous chemical substances and how to safely handle them, further protecting your community and the environment from catastrophic events.
Pro Tip: Developing a robust review process will reduce the risks that data is omitted or that incorrect information is reported.
Fee amounts vary based on a state’s criteria. For instance, states including Louisiana, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania bill your facility per each chemical being reported. Other states, like New Jersey, bill the facility by the number of employees.
Pro Tip: Digitize all your records to make them easily accessible anywhere and anytime during audit inspections.
EVERGREEN TASKS (IMPORTANT EVERY MONTH)
Point of Interest
Print out the site plan map for each facility and clearly indicate the locations of all chemicals. This tells first responders precisely where each chemical material is stored and at which location, since companies sometimes have different facility locations within the same county.