Compliance Corner

Tier II
Is My Facility Subject to Emergency Planning?
A facility is subject to the emergency planning requirements of EPCRA Section 302 when it has an Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) present at any on...
Hazardous Waste and Tier II
In most jurisdictions, facilities are not required to include the hazardous waste on their Tier II report. This is because hazardous wastes are specif...
Fee Exemptions
Roughly 2/3 of states charge fees to facilities on filing of their annual Tier II reports. 22 of those states allow for exemptions to paying part or a...
Understanding EHSs with Multiple TPQs
Some Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHSs) have more than one Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ), which can be confusing at first glance. In this artic...
Protecting Confidential Storage Locations in Tier II Reports
As part of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), facilities that store hazardous chemicals above certain thresholds are requ...
How to Find Your Facility’s LEPC
When it comes to Tier II reporting, identifying your facility's Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) or Tribal Emergency Planning Committee (TEPC...
Identifying Your Facility's Responding Fire Department
Knowing which fire department will respond to an emergency at your facility is crucial for effective emergency planning and compliance with regulatory...
All About LEPCs
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) act as the primary point of contact for emergency planning and response efforts within their jurisdictions...
RMP Applicability and Requirements
In August 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published updated regulations and guidance on the Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements un...
Dun & Bradstreet Numbers
Tier II reporting requires companies to gather various information, including the Dun & Bradstreet (D&B or DUNS) number. This unique nine-digit code i...
Learn About NAICS Codes
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is a standardized framework used to classify businesses and industries in the United States,...
Tier II - Deep Dives
Lithium-Ion Batteries
Many facilities are beginning to transition their energy storage from lead-acid batteries to lithium-ion batteries due to their reliability and effici...
Oregon Required Hazards
The federal Tier II form mandates reporting of hazards associated with a chemical based on the physical and health hazards as per the Globally Harmoni...
Reporting Batteries in California
In March 2022, a document was released by the California Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) Technical Advisory Group that detailed how facilit...
North Carolina Right to Know Thresholds
Facilities in North Carolina are subject to the annual hazardous materials reporting requirements of EPCRA Section 312, known as Tier II reporting. Th...
Granting Encamp STEERS (TX) Access
When it comes to state portals, organizations typically own the credentials, allowing Encamp to utilize them for logging in and filing reports on your...
Nevada Required Hazards
In Nevada, the permitting requirements for hazardous materials are regulated by the state's fire code, which adopts the International Fire Code (IFC) ...
California HMBPs and Encamp
This article provides an overview of California's HMBP program, discussing the thresholds for hazardous materials, the essential elements of an HMBP, ...
New California HMBP Rules (2023)
A new California law has significantly narrowed the exemption for “consumer products” in hazardous materials business plan (HMBP) reporting. Assembly ...
Louisiana Pipeline Reporting
This article will discuss the nuances associated with submitting Louisiana Tier II reports for pipelines versus conventional facilities. Due to the na...
Rhode Island - Community Water System Area
Beginning with Reporting Year 2023, facilities located in Rhode Island are now asked to complete the following question on their Tier II report: Is ...