October 17, 2016, marked the 30th anniversary of the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program! This anniversary is certainly something to celebrate as the TRI Program incentivizes industrial facilities to prevent pollution and informs communities about the toxic materials being used in the surrounding community.
The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) were established to promote emergency planning and help inform communities about the hazardous materials present. TRI is established in Section 313 of EPRCRA. Facilities that manufacture, process, or otherwise use any of the 650 chemicals currently covered by TRI regulation above established thresholds must submit TRI reports on an annual basis. Covered chemicals include those that cause cancer or other chronic human health effects, significant adverse acute human health effects, and significant environmental effects.
Help celebrate TRI’s anniversary by assessing the applicability of the TRI Program to your facility!