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December 11, 2018

Vermont Hazardous Materials Reporting

Vermont's Community Right-To-Know Program and the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) require that facilities that store or contain certain hazardous materials to report those materials each year by March 1st for the preceding calendar year.

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. If you do not have access to a computer, the new paper form will be accepted, however electronic submission (.t2s file) is preferred.

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

1. State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) - (Original (.t2s file) - Email file or Mail CD/Memory Stick to todd.cosgrove@vermont.gov or:

Department of Public Safety

Division of Fire Safety

Attn: Community Right-To-Know Program

1311 U.S. Route 302, Suite 600

Barre, VT 05641.

Once the report has been received, an invoice for the fees owed will be generated and mailed to you. Payment should be mailed to the address above with the appropriate fee, payable to "Department of Public Safety - HSF",

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

3. Local Responding Fire Department - (Hard Copy)

More information can be found on the program at the EPCRA Compliance website http://vem.vermont.gov/programs/epcra.

For more information contact Vermont State Hazardous Materials Team Chief Todd Cosgrove at todd.cosgrove@vermont.gov or (802) 479-7586.

Source: Vermont Emergency Management
Last Updated at: December 11, 2018 07:46:43