||Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), 1991 (on Magnetic Tape).
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Information Management Div.
Hazardous materials ;
Toxic substances ;
Chemical effluents ;
Industrial plants ;
Emergency planning ;
Pollution regulations ;
Waste treatment ;
Waste disposal ;
Waste management ;
Magnetic tapes ;
Emission inventories ;
Chemical emissions ;
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (also known as Title III) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-499) requires EPA to establish a national inventory of toxic chemical emissions from certain facilities. The final Toxic Chemical Release Form R and regulations for the 1987 reporting year were published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1988 (53 FR 4500-4554). The list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting consisted initially of chemicals listed for similar reporting purposes by the states of New Jersey and Maryland. There are over 300 chemicals and categories on these lists. The reporting requirement applies to owners and operators of facilities that have 10 or more full-time employees, that are in Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes 20 through 39 (i.e., manufacturing facilities), and that manufacture (including importing), process or otherwise use a listed toxic chemical in excess of specified threshold quantities. The following information is required on Form R: the name, location and type of business; off-site locations to which the facility transfers toxic chemicals in waste; whether the chemical is manufactured (including importation), processed, or otherwise used and the general categories of use of the chemical; an estimate (in ranges) of the maximum amounts of the toxic chemical present at the facility at any time during the preceding year; quantity of the chemical entering each medium - air, land, water - annually; waste treatment/disposal methods and efficiency of methods for each waste stream; optional information on waste minimization; and a certification by a senior facility official that the report is complete and accurate. The law mandates that the data be made publicly available through a computer database. The online TRI file should appeal to a broad based user audience including industry, state and local environmental agencies, emergency planning committees,
the federal government and other regulatory groups. Another important user group is likely to be concerned citizens, who, on their own or through public interest groups and public libraries, can use TRI to ask questions about chemical releases in their communities.
||MVS/XA operating system. Approximate bytes: 43,481,350. Tapes must be read in sequence: B00253, B00254, B00255, B00256, and B00258. Product not available in 1600 bpi. Supersedes PB94-501939. See also PB95-503819 (1987), PB95-503827 (1988), PB95-503835 (1989), PB95-503843 (1990), PB95-503868 (1992), and PB95-503876 (1993).
||Available in 9-track, ASCII character set tape. Documentation included; may be ordered separately as PB95-210670.
|NTIS Title Notes
||68C#; 57Y; 99F; 43D; 91I