Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act - Tier II Reporting Deadline March 1, 2024
North Carolina and Lincoln County require submission of Tier II reports by March 1st annually via E-Plan. E-Plan can be accessed at: www.erplan.net.
Solely paper submissions will not be accepted and will be returned to the submitter. This online filing system will allow emergency responders instant access to this information during emergency operations and allows facilities to easily track and maintain this valuable information.
The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was enacted by Congress to help communities plan for chemical emergencies. It also requires industry to report on the storage, use and releases of hazardous substances to federal, state, and local governments. EPCRA information allows state and local governments to use this information to prepare their community from potential risks. For more information regarding state reporting requirements please visit:
North Carolina and Federal laws require commercial users to report hazardous chemicals stored at their facilities. These reports are called "Tier II Reports" and must be filed by any facility that stores or possess hazardous chemicals (defined as chemicals requiring a Material Safety Data Sheet) in quantities equal to or exceeding the lesser of 55 gallons/500 pounds/Threshold Planning Quantity in accordance with North Carolina's Hazardous Chemicals Right to Know Act.