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July 17, 2018

Vermont's Reporting Requirements for Storage or Use of Hazardous Materials or Pesticides in the Workplace

Vermont's Community Right-To-Know Program, 20 VSA Chapter 1, Vermont's Rules and Regulations dated October 1995, and the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) which is a part of 42 USC Chapter 116, require that certain hazardous materials must be reported annually by March 1st for the preceding calendar year. If you have not completed the current year's report, please do so as soon as possible.

The Vermont State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) requires facilities to submit Tier II reports by using the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier2Submit software program. The EPA provides this software application at no charge.

The Tier2Submit software can be downloaded at https://www.epa.gov/epcra/tier2-submit-software is now available. If you are unable to complete the forms online, the new paper form will be accepted (see website for forms).

Tier2Submit generates an electronic version of the TIER II form (.t2s format). This file can be save to a CD/SD Card or Thumb drive and mailed the Division of Fire Safety or can be attached to an email and sent to the email address below.

* Facilities include municipal, public, private, non-profit, rail, petroleum, and agriculture based businesses

* A separate Tier Two form must be submitted for each different geographic facility site.

* The Tier II Facility Address needs to be the E911 address.

* Facility Latitude and Longitude coordinates are required on the Tier II form (can use google maps to obtain this)

* Include the transportation routes for the chemicals you receive or ship.

* See FEE CHART (at website) for the fee structure for the current reporting calendar year.

The Tier II Report/File, a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for each reported hazardous material, if required (new chemical not reported in previous year), and the appropriate fee, payable to "Department of Public Safety - HSF", must be submitted by March 1st of each year to the following:

1. State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) - (Original and Fees) - Mail to Div. of Fire Safety, Community Right-to-Know Program, 1311 US Route 302, STE 600, Barre VT 05641 or email to address todd.cosgrove@vermont.gov .

2. Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) - (Copy) - A listing of the LEPC addresses is available at http://vem.vermont.gov/programs/lepc . (Electronic file).

3. Local Responding Fire Department - (Hard Copy)

For more information about Tier II reporting in general email todd.cosgrove@vermont.gov or visit Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know website at: http://vem.vermont.gov/programs/epcra

Citizens will be better informed and emergency personnel better prepared to respond with the submission of hazardous material inventory and storage information.

Source: Vermont Emergency Management
Last Updated at: July 17, 2018 15:18:34