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Activity Threshold; Source Reduction8. Electronic Reporting >
8.C. Not Reporting?
<div style="visibility:hidden">19721 19-721 721 2019 Questions and Answers Consolidation8. Electronic Reporting 8.C. Not Reporting? Activity Threshold (Threshold Determination); Source Reduction 721. A facility must complete and submit a TRI report if it has 10 or more full time employee equivalents; is included in a covered North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code; and exceeds the manufacturing, processing, or otherwise use threshold under EPCRA section 313. If a facility reduces the amount of a TRI toxic chemical that it manufactures, processes, or otherwise uses below the relevant chemical activity threshold through source reduction, is there a way for the facility to highlight this reduction?The facility may voluntarily choose to report the source reduction without filing a Form R by using TRI-MEweb’s “Not Reporting?” feature. If the facility fell below the reporting threshold for one or more chemicals due to source reduction, the facility can provide comments about its source reduction activities when completing this section. The public will be able to access this information using the TRI Pollution Prevention Tool. Additional information about pollution prevention and TRI is available at: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/pollution-prevention-p2-and-tri.</div></b><div style="visibility:hidden"></div></b>-
Activity Threshold; Facility; Form A; Form R8. Electronic Reporting >
8.C. Not Reporting?
<div style="visibility:hidden">19770 19-770 770 2019 Questions and Answers Consolidation8. Electronic Reporting 8.C. Not Reporting? Activity Threshold (Threshold Determination); Facility; Form A; Form R 770. If a facility previously submitted a TRI reporting form but no longer meets the applicability criteria (e.g., the facility closed and did not exceed activity thresholds), how does the facility notify EPA that the facility is no longer subject to TRI?The facility can use TRI-MEweb to indicate that your facility will no longer be reporting to TRI, or will not be submitting a form for one or more specific TRI-listed chemicals for the current reporting year. The facility can submit this information without filing a TRI form or certifying this information. In TRI-MEweb’s “Facilities Management” page, the “Not Reporting?” option can indicate if the facility will not be submitting one or more TRI reporting forms for the current reporting year. Alternatively, facilities may submit an e-mail to the TRI Data Processing Center (DPC). The e-mail should include the facility name; TRI facility identification number (TRIFID); facility address; technical contact name and telephone number; and, the reason why the facility is not submitting a TRI reporting form (e.g., failed to trigger a reporting threshold) or is no longer subject to TRI (e.g., facility closed, process modifications, production changes, product elimination or substitution). If the facility closed, the e-mail should also specify the date of closure. Contact information for the TRI DPC is available here: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/forms/tri-program-contacts.</div></b><div style="visibility:hidden"></div></b>-
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