Rulemaking to Require the Electronic Reporting of Toxics Release Data under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-TRI-2011-0174
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Currently, facilities must report to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) program electronically via the Toxics Release Inventory-Made Easy Web application (TRI-MEweb) or by paper. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to require facilities to report non-confidential information via TRI-MEweb. Facilities reporting trade secrets would continue to file paper forms. The use of TRI-MEweb will help ensure data accuracy, while also enabling the Agency to more effectively provide the public with access to the latest TRI data on toxic chemical releases and other waste management within communities. This rule promotes EPA efforts to eliminate paper-based submissions in favor of electronic reporting following the direction providing by the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, which requires Federal agencies to provide for electronic reporting when practicable. For over a decade, EPA has promoted the use of electronic reporting for TRI data, with 95 percent of TRI facilities reporting TRI data electronically for RY 2010. This rule is a continuation of this policy to promote electronic reporting.
RIN: 2025-AA30
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372.85
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: EPCRA sec 313
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM03/05/201277 FR 13061
Final Rule08/27/201378 FR 52860
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-TRI

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 04, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/05/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-TRI-2011-0174-0005
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 08/27/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-TRI-2011-0174-0011
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 07/20/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-TRI-2011-0174-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/02/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-TRI-2011-0174-0003
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/02/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-TRI-2011-0174-0004
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/21/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-TRI-2011-0174-0002


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Agency Contact
David Turk
202 566-1527
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Washington, DC 20460
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