Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) of toxic chemical emissions from certain manufacturing facilities nationwide. The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) database is publicly available and contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities reported annually by certain covered industry groups as well as federal facilities. EPA has established a number of resources on its website to assist facilities with reporting their emissions, as well as query tools to assist in community-based decision making.
On August 27, 2013, EPA published a final rule that requires facilities to submit their non-trade secret TRI reports via the TRI-MEweb. To get more inforamtion, please refer to Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 27, 2013 (page 52860). To access EPA’s website for TRI, CLICK HERE. For more information on TRI requirements, contact the USEPA Region 6 office in Dallas, Texas:
Morton Wakeland, TRI Coordinator (6P)
EPCRA Section 313 Enforcement Coordinator
Toxics Section, Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division
1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75202-2733
Phone: (214) 665-8116
Fax: (214) 665-6762
Reporting TRI information to LDEQ
OnJuly 11, 2011, Louisiana became an active member of the TRI Data Exchange! Because Louisiana is a participant in TRI-MEweb system, this means that when facilities in Louisiana submit to EPA via TRI-MEweb, they will meet their requirement to report to both EPA and Louisiana.
Any questions concerning TRI should be directed to the contact at EPA listed above.