Achieving and maintaining compliance with local, state and federal regulations can be an arduous process.  It’s important for facility managers to remember that parking lot runoff, parts cleaning processes, outdoor storage of raw materials, manufacturing scrap and  rejects, painting/printing/adhesive processes, chemicals used in manufacturing, vent hoods and booths, secondary containment and spill prevention systems are all subject to regulation.

The Toxics Release Inventory Program (TRI) is a collection of data on over 650 chemicals used by 23,000 manufacturing, metal mining, electric power generation, chemical manufacturing and hazardous waste treatment companies.  Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), and The Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 requires facilities in certain industries which manufacture, process or use toxic chemicals above specified amounts to report, on or before July 1, 2016, how they treat, recycle or combust for energy recovery.  

To determine the applicable requirements for your facility, which SIC codes must file these reports, how you might file for an exemption, what a reportable chemical is, what the threshold quantities are and to comply with the above regulatory reporting requirement, please contact ASTIs Director of Industrial Compliance, Bruce Bawkon, at 616/485-3832 or