2004 Q&A Addendum, Question # 2

2. What is the definition of primary SIC code? How can there be more than one SIC code for a facility?
A primary SIC code generally represents those goods produced or services performed by an establishment that have the highest value added. Form R and the Alternate Certification Statement (Form A) provide space for more than one SIC code because a facility may be made up of several establishments each of which may have a different primary SIC code.

Additional Details

Question # 2 Source EPCRA Section 313 Questions and Answers Addendum to the Revised 1998 Version as of December 2004 (PDF)(63 pp, 600 KB, November 2004)
ID 04-002 Status Archived
Category 1. Determining Whether or Not to Report: Facility Subcategory 1.D. Multi-Establishment Facilities
Keyword(s) Multi-Establishment, Primary SIC code
Updated Q&A Question Number 9
Prior Q&A [Archived] Question Number 65, 1998 EPCRA 313 Q&A
Prior Source: [Archived] Question Number 65, 1998 EPCRA 313 Q&A: Multi-Establishment; Primary SIC code.22(b)(3) that multi-establishment facilities should use “value added” as the basis for comparing the relative values of different establishments when determining the primary SIC code for the entire facility. The concept of “value added” has been applied to these Qs " As. (See Toxic Chemical Release Reporting final rule (53 FR 4500, 4501, February 16, 1988) and In Re: Coast Wood Preserving, Inc., EPCRA Appeal No. 02-01 (May 6, 2003)). Revision Explanation: NA