A Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report must be filed if your business meets ALL of the following criteria during a calendar year:
- The facility is in a
- Federal Facilities
- Metal and Coal Mining
- Electric Utilities (burning coal and/or oil for commercial distribution)
- Commercial Hazardous Waste Treatment facilities (regulated under RCRA Subtitle C)
- Chemical and Allied Products - Wholesale
- Petroleum Bulk Terminals and Plants
- Solvent Recovery Services (fee or contract basis)
- The facility has 10 or more full-time employees (or equivalent hours for full- and part-time employees)
- The facility manufactured (including imported) or processed or otherwise used a toxic chemical in excess of the threshold quantity during the calendar year.
TRI Reporting Thresholds
The quantities that most often trigger TRI reporting are:
- 25,000 pounds manufactured or processed, or
- 10,000 pounds otherwise used
Please note: Certain Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic (PBT) Chemicals have lower reporting thresholds. There are 16 PBT chemicals and 4 PBT chemical compound categories subject to TRI reporting. The thresholds are:
- 100 pounds for PBT chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs), lead and lead compounds.
- 10 pounds for a subset of PBT chemicals that are highly persistent and highly bioaccumulative chemicals such as mercury and mercury compounds
- 0.1 grams for dioxins and dioxin-like compounds.
Reporting thresholds for PBT Chemicals are available at EPA’s website at www.epa.gov/tri/trichemicals/pbt%20chemicals/pbt_chem_list.htm.
For more information on Washington state data or assistance with EPCRA reporting, contact a Community Right-to-Know Specialist at:
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 360-407-6178
TRI Coordinator: Diane Fowler [email@example.com] by email or by phone at (360) 407-6171.