CHICAGO, May 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, is reminding facility and safety managers that Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reports are due to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by July 1, 2016. The annual reporting requirement covers facilities with 10 or more employees in specific industries that manufacture, process or use regulated toxic chemicals in quantities above the EPA’s threshold level in a given year.
Established under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), TRI reports are used to collect specific toxic chemical quantity and location information at the facility level and makes it available to local and state emergency response agencies (and the community) through publicly accessible databases. Tracking the reporting criteria and list of covered toxic chemicals is often a source of confusion for facility managers. For example, this year the EPA is requiring reporting of nonylphenol, a chemical category it added to its list of TRI reportable chemicals in the fall of 2014, and next year the agency is requiring the reporting of the chemical 1-bromopropane.
“A critical component to any compliant chemical management program is a clear and accurate hazardous chemical inventory,” said Glenn Trout, president and CEO of VelocityEHS. “Our suite of cloud chemical management solutions provides EHS professionals in facilities that use potentially hazardous chemicals with greater visibility into their overall chemical footprint — making it easier for them to make informed decisions about compliance, workplace safety and potentially safer chemical alternatives.”
VelocityEHS – through its award-winning MSDSonline brand – helps automate chemical management and regulatory reporting by identifying and flagging products as well as sub-component ingredients that are regulated on various state, federal and international hazardous substance lists. This not only helps ensure facilities are meeting critical reporting obligations, but also submitting required report data based on up-to-date chemical inventory information.
The EPA states that facilities subject to the TRI reporting requirement must use TRI-MEweb to submit their TRI reporting forms to the EPA by July 1, 2016. Visit http://www2.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program for more information about TRI reporting forms and requirements.
To learn more about the MSDSonline brand Chemical Management solution, visit www.MSDSonline.com. For more information on the full suite of VelocityEHS management software solutions, visit www.EHS.com.
In 2015, MSDSonline and KMI, two EHS industry leaders, joined forces to form VelocityEHS, which aims to make enterprise-level EHS functionality accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes. More than 12,000 customers worldwide, from virtually every industry, trust VelocityEHS and its solutions to improve EHS performance. The company offers a comprehensive, cloud-based EHS management software platform that helps businesses solve complex EHS challenges in simple ways. Its quick implementations, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer support, make it possible for customers to reach their EHS goals faster. VelocityEHS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with locations in Canada, the UK and Australia. For more information, visit www.EHS.com. VelocityEHS is an Actua (Nasdaq:ACTA) company.