A Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report must be filed if your business meets ALL of the following criteria during a calendar year:
- It is a federal facility or is in a covered industry:
- 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)
- There are 10 or more full-time employees (or equivalent hours for full and part-time employees).
- A TRI-listed chemical is manufactured (including imported) or processed or otherwise used 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 also available at EPA’s website.
For more information on Washington state data or assistance with EPCRA reporting, contact:
TRI Coordinator Diane Fowler at 360-407-6171.