The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a national and publicly available database that contains detailed information on nearly 650 chemicals and chemical categories that are released by various industries and managed in a variety of ways.
Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), facilities that meet TRI reporting requirements must report details about their pollution prevention and waste management activities, including releases, of TRI-listed chemicals that occurred during the prior calendar year to EPA’s TRI Program by July 1 of each year.
In general, chemicals covered by the TRI Program are those that cause:
- Cancer or other chronic human health effects
- Significant adverse acute human health effects
- Significant adverse environmental effects
Not all industry sectors are covered by the TRI Program, and not all facilities in covered sectors are required to report to TRI.
Recent Updates to TRI Reporting
- For Reporting Year 2021 (reporting forms due by July 1, 2022), 176 PFAS are reportable.
- For Reporting Year 2022 (reporting forms due by July 1, 2023), the NDAA automatically added four additional PFAS to the TRI list. Facilities in TRI-covered industry sectors should begin tracking and collecting data on these chemicals during 2022.
See EPA’s website for additional information: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program
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