Upcoming EPA EPCRA Workshops
Monday, January 13, 2020
Posted by: NEHES Headquarters
Every March 1st, facilities covered by EPCRA must submit an emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), the State Emergency Response Committee (SERC) and the local fire department annually for the previous calendar year. Many hospitals have materials, chemicals and/or fuels above the EPCRA Tier 2 reporting thresholds of 10,000 pounds. Don’t forget to look at the capacity of both above and below ground tanks. Some hospitals also have Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS), which is a specific list with thresholds of 500 pounds or less.
Note: some states like VT have lower thresholds for reporting Tier 2 forms. Check your state requirements.
For information on 2019 Tier2 Submit reporting software now available: http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/epcra/tier2.htm#tierii
State Tier 2 reporting requirements and procedures: http://www.epa.gov/epcra/state-tier-ii-reporting-requirements-and-procedures
Workshop location and dates
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 8am-noon in Storrs, CT
University of Connecticut, Chemistry Building - A120, 55 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT;
Park in the North Parking Garage – Note that there is a fee for parking.
Tuesday, January 28. 2020 from 8am – noon in Barre, VT
Barre Municipal Auditorium Alumni Hall, Main Room, 2nd floor, 20 Auditorium Hill, Barre 05641
Note: When using a GPS - older models will refer to "Seminary Hill" which is now "Auditorium" Hill.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in Brattleboro, VT from 8am-noon
Location: Brattleboro Retreat, 1 Anna Marsh Lane, Education Conference Center, Brattleboro, VT 05302
Parking is in the "Lawton Hall" Parking area, https://www.brattlebororetreat.org/sites/default/files/PARKING%20MAP%20CURRENT.pdf
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 8am-12pm in Kingston, RI
Location: University of Rhode Island, Memorial Union Hall, 140 Flagg Road, Kingstown, RI 02881
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 8am-12pm in Lincoln, RI
Location: Amica Mutual Insurance, 10 Amica Center Blvd, Lincoln, RI 02865
Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 8am-12pm in Concord, NH
Location: NH DES, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Friday, February 7, 2020 from 8am-12pm in Boston, MA
Location: EPA Region 1, Leighton Hall, 1st floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109
All participants will need to go through EPA security at the building entrance. Please leave extra time to get through the airport-level screening process.
View all upcoming New England EPCRA workshops: https://www.epa.gov/epcra/emergency-planning-and-community-right-know-act-epcra-workshops-new-england