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.
Walden Environmental Engineering, PLLC (Walden) was contacted by a car dealership business that received a Notice of Violation (NOV) from the New York City (NYC) Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for failure to submit a Right to Know Tier II Annual Report for a new satellite facility. Although Walden had filed Tier II Reports for other facilities operated by this dealership, Walden was unaware of and had not been directed to file an annual Report for this new location. Read more
Walden prepares Risk Management Plan (RMP) reports for clients operating facilities that stores extremely hazardous substances (EHS) or regulated toxic substances at or above certain baseline quantities. These baseline quantities, known as threshold planning quantities (TPQ), have been established for each individual hazardous substance by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Read more
Walden Environmental Engineering, PLLC (Walden) was retained to assess the amount of hazardous chemicals handled, used and stored at a private aircraft services facility in Suffolk County, New York. The chemical inventory evaluation was intended to determine if annual Tier II chemical inventory reporting would be required in accord with the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). Read more
A New York City (NYC) car dealership facility contacted Walden Environmental Engineering, PLLC (Walden) for help with resolving a Notice of Violation (NOV) received from the New York City (NYC) Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for failure to submit a Risk Management Plan (RMP) in relation to their Right to Know Tier II Annual Report for the facility. Read more