According to Texas Tier II Reporting Requirements:
Tier II Administration: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Tier II Chemical Reporting Program
Phone: 512-239-5060 or 1-800-452-2791 (toll-free within the state of Texas)
"The TCEQ Tier II Reporting Program will soon be transitioning to an online web-based reporting system. Beginning January 1, 2018, you must use our new online system to submit your Tier II chemical inventory reports. Reports submitted with the EPA’s Tier2Submit software will not be accepted beginning with the 2017 Tier II Annual Reporting Period, between January 1 and March 1, 2018. Training classes for the new online system will begin in October 2017.
All Tier II chemical inventory reports must contain a Customer Number (CN), a Regulated Entity Number (RN), and a TXT2 number for submission. If you do not currently have these numbers, we strongly recommend that you apply for them now using the TCEQ’s State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting System (STEERS). We are attempting to migrate all current 2016 Tier II chemical inventory reports into the new online reporting system and if your current Tier II chemical inventory report does not contain these numbers, the data will not be migrated and you will need to reenter your information into the online system.
For more information on acquiring your CN, RN and TXT2 numbers using STEERS, signing up for training classes, or if you have any questions, please visit our website or contact us at the email or phone number below."
TCEQ Tier II Reporting Program
The major legal responsibilities of LEPCs in Texas are listed below. The citations are from the EPCRA, Public Law 99-499. Each LEPC:
- Shall review local emergency management plans once a year, or more frequently as circumstances change in the community or as any facility may require
- Shall make available each MSDS, or TIER II Report, inventory form, and follow-up emergency notice to the general public, during normal working hours at a location designated by the SERLEPC.
- Shall establish procedures for receiving and processing requests from the public for information including Tier II information
- Shall receive form each subject facility the name of a facility representative who will participate in the emergency planning process as a facility emergency coordinator.
- Shall be informed by the community emergency coordinator of hazardous chemical releases reported by owners or operators of covered facilities.
- Shall be given follow-up emergency information as soon as practical after a release, which requires the owner/operator to submit a notice.
- Shall receive from the owner or operator of any facility a MSDS for each such chemical (upon request of the LEPC or fire department), or a list of such chemicals as described).
- Shall, upon request by any person, make available an MSDS to that person.Shall receive from the owner or operator of each facility an emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form.
- Shall respond to a request for Tier II information no later than 45 days after the date of receipt of the request.
- May commence a civil action against an owner or operator of a facility for failure to provide information, or for failure to submit Tier II information.
Effective November 1, 2015, the Southeast Regional LEPC (SERLEPC) only accepts its Tier II reports by email in a “Tier2Submit software electronic format”.
NOTE: Tier2 Submit Software requires that you have full control over the Tier2 Submit folders or Administrative Rights to your computer for you to be able to edit the records.
If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please contact the Southeast Regional LEPC at telephone number 713-475-7088 or the Pasadena Office of Emergency Management at 713-475-5588.
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