2004 Q&A Addendum, Question # 5

5. SIC Code 7389 (business services, not elsewhere classified) contains many diverse activities. How does a facility that conducts more than one activity in SIC 7389 determine if it is primarily engaged in solvent recovery, and therefore, covered under EPCRA Section 313?
A facility that conducts several uniquely different activities that are within SIC code 7389 should identify the value added of the goods or services that each activity contributes. A facility is considered to be “primarily engaged” in solvent recovery if the goods or services produced by the solvent recovery activity have a value added of more than 50 percent of the total value added of all goods and services produced at the facility, or if the value added of the goods and services produced by the solvent recovery activity of the facility are greater than the value added of the goods and services produced by any other activity at the facility.

Additional Details

Question # 5 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 04-005 Status Archived
Category 1. Determining Whether or Not to Report: Facility Subcategory 1.D. Multi-Establishment Facilities
Keyword(s) Multi-Activity Facility, Primary SIC code
Updated Q&A Question Number 37
Prior Q&A [Archived] Question Number 69, 1998 EPCRA 313 Q&A
Revision
History
Prior Source: [Archived] Question Number 69, 1998 EPCRA 313 Q&A: Multi-Activity Facility; Primary SIC code 40 CFR 372.22(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