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EPA Presents Workshops on Toxic Release Inventory Reporting

Release Date: 04/18/2006
Contact Information: Mike Frankel, 215-814-2665

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting workshops for industry to learn how to comply with federal chemical and waste reporting requirements, commonly known as the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting. Utilities, mining operations, refineries and manufacturing are among the types of facilities that are required to report under the TRI regulations.

EPA will conduct a total of 11 TRI workshops throughout the mid-Atlantic region. These classes are intended to assist facilities in preparing their annual TRI reports which are due to EPA on or before July 1, 2006. TRI reports provide detailed information on chemical releases and other waste management activities at each facility.

The voluntary workshops will take place in the following cities: Meadville, Pittsburgh, State College, and Philadelphia, Pa.; Richmond and Roanoke, Va.; Towson, Md.; and Charleston, W. V.

All workshops will consist of lectures and interactive discussions, with practical exercises to illustrate course concepts. The curriculum will include TRI reporting requirements; determining reporting thresholds for listed toxic chemicals; identifying and calculating releases; waste management reporting; pollution prevention reporting among others.

The TRI is a national database available to the public which provides up-to-date information on the environmental practices of facilities in their communities. The inventory was established with the passage of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA).

Manufacturers with 10 or more employees may be subject to TRI reporting requirements, including metal mining, coal mining, electric generating plants, any commercial facility that treats, stores or disposes of hazardous waste, chemical and petroleum production bulk plants and terminals, and solvent recovery operations.

To register for the TRI Training Workshops, go to: www.epa.gov/tri/ then click on: SPRING 2006 TRI TRAINING WORKSHOPS FOR RY2005. For more information call (617) 349-2360 or email tritraining@abtassociates.com.

The one-day workshops will be offered on April 25 and 26, May 2, 4, 10, 11 and 23 and June 7.

April 25 Meadville, Pa. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Chovey's Italian Restaurant

April 26 Pittsburgh, (Wexford) Pa. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The Chadwick

May 2 Richmond, (Sandston) Va. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Holiday Inn Richmond Airport

May 4 Roanoke, Va. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Wyndham Roanoke Hotel Airport

May 4 State College, Pa 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

May 10 Towson, Md. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Holiday Inn Baltimore-Towson
May 11 Charleston, W.V. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. NICS University of Charleston

May 23 Philadelphia, Pa. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. U.S. EPA Region 3 Office

June 7 Philadelphia, Pa. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. U.S. EPA Region 3 Office

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