Question # 18

18. One part of applicability for TRI reporting is that the facility is included in a covered North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) revises NAICS codes every five years. Which list of NAICS codes are facilities currently required to follow in determining whether they are subject to TRI reporting?
EPA has published final rules in the Federal Register updating the list of NAICS codes subject to reporting under TRI to reflect the OMB revisions. As a result of these rulemakings, facilities must use the applicable NAICS code list beginning with TRI reporting forms that are due on July 1 covering releases and other waste management quantities for the prior calendar (reporting) year. This update will not change the universe of facilities that are currently required to submit TRI reports. All facilities currently required to report to TRI will still be required to report. However, some facilities will need to modify the NAICS code that they report on their TRI forms. TRI-MEweb has a list of the applicable NAICS codes automatically populated. No other reporting requirements will change as a result of this rulemaking. Additional information regarding the final rules, including the Federal Register notices, is available at the following URL: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-laws-and-regulatory-activities.

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