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Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Reporting Forms and Instructions, Revised 2016 Version (View full document)

Important Information for Reporting Year (RY) 2016

New Information for RY 2016
Important RY 2016 Changes
Other Important Information for Reporting Year 2016

A. General Information

A.1 Who Must Report
A.2 How to Submit Forms
A.3 Trade Secret Claims
A.4 Recordkeeping
A.5 How to Revise, Withdraw or Cancel TRI Data
A.6 When the TRI Report Must Be Submitted
A.7 How to Obtain the TRI Reporting Forms

B. How to Determine if Your Facility Must Submit a Form R or Is Eligible to Use Form A

B.1 Full-Time Employee Determination
B.2 Primary NAICS Code Determination
B.3 Activity Determination
B.4 Threshold Determinations
B.5 Release and Other Waste Management Determinations for Metals, Metal Category Compounds, and Nitrate Compounds
B.6. Facility Eligibility Determination for Alternate Threshold and for Reporting on TRI Form A Certification Statement

Instructions for Completing TRI Forms R and A

C. Part I. Facility Identification Information (Form R & A)

Section 1. Reporting Year
Section 2. Trade Secret Information
Section 3. Certification
Section 4. Facility Identification
Section 5. Parent Company Information

D. Part II. Chemical Identification Information (Form R & A)

Section 1. EPCRA Section 313 Chemical Identity (Form R & A)
Section 2. Mixture Component Identity (Form R & A)
Section 3. Activities and Uses of the EPCRA Section 313 Chemical at the Facility (Form R)
Section 4. Maximum Amount of the EPCRA Section 313 Chemical On-site at Any Time during the Calendar Year (Form R)
Section 5. Quantity of the Toxic Chemical Entering Each Environmental Medium On-site (Form R)
Section 6. Transfer(s) of the Toxic Chemical in Wastes to Off-Site Locations (Form R)
Section 7. On-Site Waste Treatment, Energy Recovery, and Recycling Methods (Form R)
Section 8. Source Reduction and Waste Management (Form R)
Section 9. Miscellaneous Information

E. Instructions for Completing Form R Schedule 1 (Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds)

E.1 What is the Form R Schedule 1?
E.2 Who is required to file a Form R Schedule 1?
E.3 What information is reported on the Form R Schedule 1?
E.4 How do I report Form R Schedule 1 Data?

F. Optional Facility-Level Information and Non-Reporting

Table I. NAICS Codes

Table II. EPCRA Section 313 Chemical List For Reporting Year 2016 (including Toxic Chemical Categories)

Chemical Qualifiers
Individually-Listed Toxic Chemicals
Chemical Categories

Appendix G. Trade Secret Submissions

Introduction to Trade Secret Reporting
G.1 Instructions for Trade Secret Submissions
G.2 Supplemental Form R and Form A Instructions