TSCA Workshop, May 9, 2009, Ann Arbor, MI


Source: Michigan DEQ
Related Topics: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are conducting a workshop for Toxics Chemical Release Inventory (TRI) reporting on May 7, 2009 at the Kensington Court Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan. TRI reporting is required under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as SARA Title III. The workshop includes sessions for both beginners and advanced TRI reporters.

TRI reporting is required by facilities that employ at least ten full-time equivalent employees, meet a chemical threshold activity, and are either federal facilities or in any of the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Metal Mining
  • Coal Mining
  • Electricity Generating Facilities (limited to those that combust coal and/or oil for the purpose of generating electricity for distribution in commerce)
  • Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (TSD) Facilities (limited to RCRA Subtitle C permitted or interim status facilities)
  • Chemical Distributors
  • Petroleum Bulk Terminals
  • Solvent Recovery Services (limited to facilities primarily engaged in services on a contract or fee basis)

The workshop agenda is as follows:

Morning Beginners Session (7:00 am - check in; 8:00 am - program begins)

  • Introduction
  • Toxics Release Inventory—Reporting Criteria
  • Threshold Determination and Activities
  • Reporting Exemptions

Afternoon Advanced Class (Beginners attend also) (12:30 pm - check in; 1:00 pm - program begins)

  • TRI Reporting Forms R and A
  • Alternate Threshold Rule
  • Release and Waste Management Guidance
  • Chemicals for Special Consideration
  • Recent TRI Program Changes
  • TRI-MEweb Demonstrations
  • Final Questions and Answers


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