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The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is required under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), Section 313. It comprises a publicly available database that contains detailed information on nearly 650 chemicals and chemical categories that over 21,000 industrial and other facilities manage through disposal or other releases, recycling, energy recovery, or treatment.
The primary function of the TRI is to provide information about potential chemical releases and environmental waste generated and managed by local facilities. Only facilities that meet certain criteria must report. The TRI data are very useful for trending, but must be used in combination with many other types of data to ascertain levels of exposure or risk.
TRI includes information about:
Reporting Year 2011 (RY 2011) forms and guidance documents are available on the U.S. EPA Web site for the TRI.
Indiana participates in the TRI Data Exchange and the TRI Report will simultaneously be sent to Indiana, therefore no paper or electronic reports should be sent to the state.
There are two methods available to regulated facilities for submitting TRI data to U.S. EPA for RY 2011:
For more information about the Toxics Release Inventory, call (800) 988-7901.