Annual NYCDEP Right-to-Know and EPCRA Tier II Reporting
In accord with the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), any facility storing, using or handling hazardous substances in amounts at or above the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ) is required to submit a Tier II Report to the State and/or any other applicable local regulatory agency that requires notification. Tier II Reports must be submitted by March 1st annually.
In New York State, chemical inventory and other pertinent information for a facility must be submitted via a Tier II Report, along with corresponding Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) (such as County or City), and the fire department having jurisdiction over the facility. In New York City (NYC), there is a City Community Right-to-Know (RTK) Program based on Local Law 26 of 1988. An applicable NYC facility is required to complete an annual Tier II Report for submittal to the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the NYC Fire Department (FDNY), and/or the New York SERC.