Under Section 312 of Title III, facilities that store chemicals must provide specific information about the chemicals on site to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), and local fire department.
The threshold levels for reporting chemicals stored on site are:
- the threshold planning quantity (TPQ) or 500 pounds at any one time, whichever is less for extremely hazardous substances (EHS);
- 10,000 pounds at any one time for hazardous substances.
Instructions for Registration for Tier Two Online reporting is available at www.ecy.wa.gov/epcra/saw.html
A facility is required to report for each hazardous substance or product present in quantities equal to or greater than established threshold amounts, unless the substance is excluded under Section 311 (e). Hazardous substances are any substances for which a facility must maintain a MSDS under OSHS's Hazard Communication Standard. The EPA's Consolidated List of Lists is a good reference for reportable thresholds. All Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) are include on this list. However, the list does not include all reportable substances. The reporting threshold for products that are not listed is 10,000 pounds at any one time.