|Online Reporting System||Tier2Submit Software|
|Reporting Deadline||March 1, annually|
We’ve built the logic -- state-by-state -- that automatically submits your EPCRA Tier II reports and pays fees to the correct SERC, LEPC, and Fire Departments. Just hit submit, and Encamp takes care of the rest. Here's how it works:
Tier II reporting in Idaho is required for any facility that stores hazardous chemicals that meet or exceed chemical thresholds. Under Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), submission of a Tier II form is required when working with hazardous chemicals. This form, known as the Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms, is used to notify state officials, local officials, and the general public regarding potential hazards.
Any facility in Idaho that has hazardous substances equal to or greater than the established threshold amounts (listed below) must report.
Here are some examples of facilities and chemicals that would likely need to submit a Tier II report in Idaho if they meet the reporting thresholds:
Facilities in these industries would likely need to report common chemicals stored over Tier II thresholds like acids, flammable liquids, fuels, chlorine, and ammonia.
The Tier2Submit software is used for submitting regulated chemical inventory reports in Idaho. Facilities that store hazardous chemicals above threshold quantities are required to submit a Tier II Inventory Report annually under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The Tier II report provides information about the chemicals stored on-site to state and local emergency planning authorities.
Here are the key steps in submitting a Tier II report in Tier2 Submit Software:
You must also send a copy of the Tier II report to the Idaho Office of Emergency Management at [email protected], LEPCs, and the local fire department. A list of LEPCs and their preferred method to receive Tier II reports can be found here.
In Idaho, the Tier II reporting deadline is due March 1, annually regarding information on hazardous chemicals present at the facility in the previous calendar year.
In addition to the annual Tier II chemical inventory reporting requirement in Idaho, there are some supplemental reporting situations that facilities must comply with:
Starting early in collecting compliance data will help with making sure all the data is accurate and ready to go when the March 1st deadline comes around. A good rule of thumb is to have data ready to review the first week of January.
Although you can submit your report electronically in Tier2 Submit for Idaho, the LEPC and Fire Department do not have access to your report in Tier2 Submit. Therefore, you must file those reports separately. The Idaho Office of Emergency Management maintains a list of LEPCs with their contact information and how they like to receive the reports along with contact information for fire departments.
To save a copy of your Tier II report in Tier2Submit in Idaho after certifying your report, select “Save As” and choose a file name with your facility ID and report year. Save the file as a .T2S file type to your computer or external drive. Retain this electronic copy for at least 3 years along with your submission confirmation.
It’s important to look at all chemicals across your equipment, departments, and processes. You also need to aggregate extremely hazardous substances that may exist at your facility in different capacities. For example, sulfuric acid could be stored in a drum. And if you have lead-acid batteries, you will need to take into account the sulfuric acid housed in the lead-acid batteries (if they are not exempt).
Be sure to check the EPA list of lists to double check if chemicals stored at your facility are an extremely hazardous substance (EHS).
Failure to report can result in Federal, state, and local penalties if an incident occurs and there is no Tier II report on file.
Here are some potential fines and legal consequences for failing to accurately submit a Tier II hazardous chemical inventory report in Idaho:
Here are some examples illustrating the importance of proper Tier II chemical reporting for community safety in Idaho:
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