On July 13, 2012, EPA published the final rule in the Federal Register (77 FR 41300) that revises the Tier II hazardous chemical inventory report form by adding mandatory and optional data elements to the facility identification and contact information section. It also revises some existing data elements in the chemical reporting section. This rule takes effect on January 1, 2014.

The new and revised report elements include the following:

  • Indication if facility is manned or unmanned
  • Estimate of the maximum number of occupants at one time
  • Indication if the facility is subject to the chemical accident prevention requirements under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), also known as the Risk Management Program
  • Facility identification numbers assigned under the Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRI) and the Risk Management Program if subject
  • Indication if the facility is subject to the emergency planning notification requirement under section 302
  • Parent company details (different from owner/operator details) are new optional data elements
  • Emails for facility owner or operator, and emergency contact
  • Name, title, phone number, 24-hour phone number, and email of the facility emergency coordinator if subject to section 302
  • Name, title, phone number, email of person to contact regarding information in the Tier II report
  • Replace storage codes with actual language (i.e. above ground tank, above ambient pressure, cryogenic)
  • Change inventory range codes to cover a smaller range
    • Old highest range code is 11 ≥ 1 billion
    • New highest range code is 13 ≥ 10 million