U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
EMS TRANSMISSION 06/15/2006
Information Bulletin No. 2006-096
To: SDs, D-NSTC, D-NTC, D-OF&A
Attention: Air Tanker Bases
From: Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty, and Resource Protection
Subject: Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Report for 2005 DD: 07/03/2006
The purpose of this information bulletin is to remind managers that the 2005 toxic chemical release reporting for Federal facilities is due on July 3, 2006. Executive Order 13148, Greening the Government Through Leadership in Environmental Management (April 21, 2000) requires Federal agencies to comply with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990.
40 CFR Part 372 requires all BLM facilities to annually report toxic chemical releases that meet the threshold set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by July 3, 2006. Field Office personnel are required to use the EPA’s reporting software called, Toxic Release Inventory – Made Easy (TRI-ME). The software is a reporting package containing a CD ROM and instructions for filing. Please send a copy of your 2005 report in electronic format, to Georgette A. Fogle located in the Washington Office (WO360).
If you have not received a copy of the TRI-ME software, it may be obtained as follows:
a. Send an e-mail message requesting the CD ROM and provide your mailing address to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
b. Leave a voicemail message with EPA with the above information at (202) 566-0250 or call 1 (800) 424-9346 for further instructions.
Please remember that the due date for reporting 2005 data for all facilities, private and federal, is July 3, 2006.
The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) is a publicly available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities reported annually by certain covered industry groups as well as federal facilities. This inventory was established under EPCRA and expanded by the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990.
Toxic Chemical Release Reporting is for a facility that manufactures or processes more than 25,000 pounds of a toxic chemical listed in 40 CFR 372.65 and has the equivalent of ten full-time employees (or 20,000 man hours) per year. Field Office personnel must file a toxic chemical release report also referred to as Toxic Chemical Form (Form R) or Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) form.
The Toxic Release Inventory - Made Easy (TRI-ME) version 4 software is a tool to help facilities in determining and completing their Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) section 313 (TRI) obligations. TRI-ME is an interactive, intelligent, and user-friendly software tool that guides facilities through the TRI reporting experience. By leading prospective reporters through a series of logically ordered questions, TRI-ME streamlines the user’s analysis needed to determine if a facility must complete a Form R report or a Form A certification for a particular chemical. For those facilities required to report, the software provides the user with guidance for each data element on the reporting forms. Additionally, this software has a one-stop guidance feature, the TRI Assistance Library (TRIAL) that allows users to do keyword searches on the statutes, regulations, and many EPCRA section 313 guidance documents. For the more experienced reporter, TRI-ME allows for direct data entry onto electronic versions of the Form R and A. TRI-ME will check the data for common errors and then prepare the forms on paper, or magnetic media format, or electronically over the Internet via the EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) for submission to EPA.
If you have questions concerning the information bulletin, please call Georgette A. Fogle, Engineering and Environmental Services (WO360), at (202) 557-3569 or Miyoshi Stith at (202) 557-3578.
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