Tier II Reporting
Tier II Reports are submitted annually by facilities to maintain compliance with Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 and the North Carolina Hazardous Chemicals Right to Know Act (N.C.G.S. 95-191(b)(1). In most cases a single report will satisfy statutory requirements under both laws.
The Tier II reporting thresholds for Alamance County are 55 gallons or 500 lbs (including motor fuels).
Certain chemicals with the potential for greater harm to public safety and the environment are listed as Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS’s) and are given lower reporting amounts called Threshold Planning Quantities (TPQ’s), which require reporting for amounts as low as 10 lbs. for some chemicals. For a list of EHS’s and their TPQ’s please consult the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Consolidated List of Lists.
The Alamance County LEPC uses the TIER II MANAGER™ hazmat reporting and emergency planning system to accept and maintain all Tier II reports. This web-based system simplifies the reporting process for Tier II facilities and makes critical information immediately available to first responders in emergencies. To submit a Tier II report or to register for an account please go to: https://alamance.hazconnect.com/Account/Login.aspx.
Please note: As of 1/19/2017 the Alamance County LEPC no longer requires facilities send in a hard copy (printed) Tier II report in addition to their electronic reports. The submitter’s name on the report will serve as an electronic signature.
The LEPC, Emergency Management, and local Fire Departments rely on Tier II reports for awareness of chemical inventories in our county. Information from Tier II reports is incorporated into emergency response plans, training programs, and strategic plans for public safety investments.
For more information on Tier II Reporting please contact the Emergency Management office at 336-227-1365.