Tier II: What You Should Know

Environmental Reporting Deadlines


The regulations surrounding environmental regulation and reporting can seem to be ever changing. As we begin another calendar year, it's time to review regulations that will affect reporting in 2020.


Tier II Reporting: What is it?

Sections 311 and 312 of SARA Title III address emergency and hazardous chemical inventory reporting. Submission of the Tier II form is required under Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA).

Tier II reporting includes the locations, as well as the amount, of hazardous chemicals present at a production facility during the previous calendar year. The regulations are intended to provide the public, local governments, fire departments and other emergency officials with the information necessary concerning the potential chemical risks in their communities. This is a federal regulation that requires reporting to the state agency, Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), and local fire departments.


Who is Required to Report Tier II?

Are your facilities subject to the annual Tier II reporting? Here's how to know.

If a facility has the potential to store more than 10,000 lbs. of a hazardous substance (approximately 1,332 gallons/32 barrels of crude oil, or 960 gallons/23 barrels of production water), it is subject to Tier II reporting. Reporting must be completed between January 1 and March 1 each year. Need assistance? Gosling Czubak helps with hundreds of these reports each year, and can assist you with Tier II regulations compliance.


Additional Important Compliance Deadlines

Important compliance dates in first quarter are listed below. For handy reference, download our Environmental Reporting Deadlines line card.

  • SARA Title III Tier II Reporting - March 1

  • MAERS Reporting - March 15

  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting - March 31