Question # 898

898. Does EPA provide any reports or documents that provide an analysis of TRI reporting data?
The TRI National Analysis is an annual report that displays EPAs analysis of the most recent TRI data. On the National Analysis Web site, there are documents and Web pages that outline national and local trends in toxic chemical disposal or other releases to the environment. For example, the RY13 National Analysis contains information for Reporting Year 2013 (RY13). The RY13 National Analysis showed that 21,598 facilities reported 4.14 billion pounds of toxic chemicals disposed of or otherwise released into the environment, up 15% from RY12 to RY13. The long-term trend, however, showed that disposal or other releases of TRI chemicals had generally decreased, down 7% from RY03 to RY13. The RY13 National Analysis also: -Presented trends in toxic chemicals managed and the types of pollution prevention activities that facilities have implemented; -Reported trends in releases of toxic chemicals, including a focus on selected chemicals of concern; -Highlighted toxic chemical waste trends for four industry sectors; -Provided analyses of TRI chemicals by state, city, county, zip code, metropolitan area or micropolitan area, and by Large Aquatic Ecosystems (LAEs) such as the Chesapeake Bay, as well as information about facilities in Indian Country; and -Combined TRI data with other EPA data, such as greenhouse gas emissions, to provide a more complete picture of national trends in chemical use, management and releases. Additional information about the TRI National Analysis, including access to specific analyses and datasets, is available at the following URL: https://www.epa.gov/trinationalanalysis. The TRI National Analysis is also published in Spanish every year and is available on the National Analysis website.

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Question # 898 Source EPCRA Section 313 Questions & Answers 2019 Consolidation Document (PDF)(413 pp, 2.4 MB, April 2019)
ID 19-898 Status Current
Category 3. Determining Whether or Not to Report: Listed Toxic Chemicals Subcategory 3.A. General Questions
Keyword(s) Disposal (Dispose), Releases (Released), Waste
Prior Q&A [Archived] Question Number 93, Frequent Questions
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