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Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program
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Reporting Materials and Guidance

This page contains links to every aspect of understanding, filling out, and submitting the TRI reporting forms. Use the index below to jump to the section you need.

 

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Reporting Forms & Instructions

TRI Reporting Software

 

Revising and Withdrawing TRI Data

EPA’s revision/withdrawal process is to be used when a facility discovers it has filed incorrectly or filed a report in error. This differs from the Audit Policy which would only apply to facilities that did not file a TRI Report. Facilities may request a revision for one or several reasons, such as:
• Revision of facility identification information;
• Revision of chemical specific information (not including toxic chemical identity);
• Revision of release and other waste management activities information;
• Result of an EPA /State inspection;
• Result of notice of technical error, notice of significant error, or notice of
non-compliance from EPA; or
• Result of voluntary disclosure or audit policy.

EPCRA Call Center

The EPCRA Call Center is a toll free number industry may call to obtain answers and guidance to questions about completing the TRI (EPCRA section 313) forms. The EPCRA Call Center number is (800) 424-9346. Callers in the DC area, please call (703) 412-9810. The TDD is (800) 553-7672.

Guidance Documents

Training Workshops and Materials

Software Development

TRI Data Processing Center (formerly the EPCRA Reporting Center)

P.O. Box for Regular Mail:

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Data Processing
PO Box 1513
Lanham, MD 20703-1513

For Hand Courier, Fed Ex, UPS Delivery:

TRI Data Processing Center
c/o Computer Sciences Corporation
Suite 300
8400 Corporate Drive
Landover, MD 20785

Phone Number - (301) 429-5005

This is the main EPA Reporting Center number, and the TRI functions will be on the voice tree.

Fax Number - (301) 429-8036.

EPA's Audit Policy

EPA’s Incentives for Self-Policing: Discovery, Disclosure, Correction and Prevention of Violations Final Policy Statement (“Audit Policy”), 65 Fed. Reg. 19, 618 (April 11, 2000), substantially reduces, and in some cases eliminates, penalties for violations voluntarily discovered, disclosed and promptly corrected by a company. For instance, if a company voluntarily discovers it should have filed a TRI report for the previous year, but did not, the company may then disclose this in writing to the appropriate Agency Enforcement staff for consideration under the Audit Policy. Incentives under the Policy include: gravity-based penalties may be reduced or eliminated, criminal prosecution will generally not be recommended, and EPA will generally not request routine audit reports. For the voluntary disclosure and correction of violations that do not fall within the Audit Policy (e.g., which are not disclosed to EPA within 21 days of the facility’s discovery of the violation), EPA’s penalty policies provide for the downward adjustment of penalties based on the cooperation of the disclosing facility. The policy excludes repeat violations, violations that result in serious actual harm, or violations that may present an imminent and substantial endangerment. More information on EPA's Audit Policy is available at: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/incentives/auditing/auditpolicy.html.

 

 

 
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