Are you a Food Producer? Do you use anhydrous ammonia as a refrigerant? Did you know that if you charge your system with more than 10,000 lbs of anhydrous ammonia in a given year you must submit a Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) report?
Yes, it’s true.
If your SIC Code begins with 20, then The Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA Section 313 reporting requirements likely apply to your facility. This program is often referred to as the Toxic Chemical Release Inventory or TRI. And it requires that you evaluate all the chemicals at your facility.
You also have to look at the activities you do and how you use the chemicals you have at the facility and classify them into categories of “manufacture,” “process” or “otherwise use” the chemicals at your Food Production facility.
But that’s not the whole story. It’s not that simple. There are exemptions, and calculations. It gets complicated. It gets confusing.
To help you with some of the confusion, EPA created a special bulletin entitled EPCRA Section 313 Reporting Guidance for Food Producers that describes how and when common chemicals used by Food Producers, including anhydrous ammonia, must be reported.
Get started now. TRI Reports are due July 1, 2021. If you need some help, give us a call.
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