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Workshop Schedules for EPCRA/TRI Training

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

EPA will conduct EPCRA/TRI Training workshops across the country during the spring of 2000. These workshops are intended to assist persons preparing their annual reports on release and other waste management activities as required under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA). These reports must be submitted to EPA and designated state officials on or before July 1, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Michael Hart, (202) 260-1576 or hart.michael@epa.gov, for specific information on this notice, or to register for training, contact SAIC (http://www.EPCRA-TRI.com;​ e-mail: Training@EPCRA-TRI.com; fax: (703) 318-4644; or telephone: (703) 318-4504).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Does this Action Apply to Me?

You may find this notice applicable if you manufacture, process, or otherwise use any EPCRA section 313 listed toxic chemical. Potentially applicable categories and entities may include, but are not limited to:

CategoryExamples of regulated entities
IndustryMetal mining, coal mining, manufacturing, electricity generating facilities, hazardous waste treatment/TSDF, chemicals and allied products-wholesale, petroleum bulk plants and terminals, and solvent recovery services
Federal GovernmentFederal facilities

This table is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to find this notice of training course offerings applicable. Other types of entities not listed in the table may also find this notice applicable. To determine whether your facility could find this notice applicable, you should carefully examine the applicability criteria in part 372 subpart B of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations. If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed in the preceding FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. You may be able to take advantage of the training courses if:

  • Your facility is a facility covered under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
  • Your facility is a Federal facility that manufactures, processes, or otherwise uses section 313 listed toxic chemicals.
  • You prepare annual release and other waste management activity reports (i.e., Form R).
  • You prepare Form A certification statements.
  • You are a consultant who assists in the preparation of these reports.
  • You would like information on recent changes to EPCRA/TRI regulations.

EPA conducts annual training courses to assist you with your reporting requirements under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA) or Executive Order 12856 (for Federal facilities). You must submit your annual release and other waste management activity reports (i.e., Form R) if your facility meets the descriptions for the following Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes and qualifiers:

  • Metal Mining (SIC Code 10, except 1011, 1081, and 1094).
  • Coal Mining (SIC Code 12, except 1241).
  • Manufacturing (SIC Codes 20-39).
  • Electricity Generating Facilities (SIC Codes 4911, 4931, and 4939-- limited to facilities that combust coal and/or oil for the purpose of generating electricity for distribution in commerce).
  • Hazardous Waste Treatment/TSDF (SIC Code 4953 - limited to facilities regulated under RCRA subtitle C, 42 U.S.C. section 6921 et seq.).
  • Chemicals and Allied Products (SIC Code 5169).
  • Petroleum Bulk Plants and Terminals (SIC Code 5171).
  • Solvent Recovery (SIC Code 7389 - limited to facilities primarily engaged in solvents recovery services on a contract or fee basis).
  • Federal Facilities (by Executive Order 12856).

II. What is Presented at These Training Courses?

The training courses present reporting requirements of EPCRA section 313 and PPA section 6607. A variety of hands-on exercises using the reporting forms (i.e., Form R) along with supporting materials will be used to help you understand any reporting obligations you might have under EPCRA section 313. The training courses are scheduled in the spring so that you can prepare and submit your report(s) for the Reporting Year 1999 on or before July 1, 2000.

III. How Much Time is Required for the Training?

The full training course runs 2 days and a schedule for the 2-day workshops is provided below (see Table 1 under Unit IV.). The first day is devoted to a general discussion of EPCRA section 313 and PPA section 6607 reporting requirements with exercises used to reinforce key concepts. Beginning the second day, an update on the TRI Program will begin. Interested persons may register for both days (persons with little or no background in EPCRA section 313 and PPA section 6607 reporting requirements) or just the second day (persons experienced in preparing either Form R or Form A). In addition, EPA is conducting abbreviated training courses. These courses are 1 day in duration and, in some cases, are focused for a particular industry sector(s) (see Table 2 under Unit IV.). Start Printed Page 10084

IV. When are These Training Courses Offered and How Do I Register?

The schedules for training courses are provided in the tables below. You should note, however, that changes to the schedules may occur without further notice so it is important to check your registration materials and confirmation notice. Also, you may access current training course schedule information via the TRI Home Page (http://www.epa.gov/​tri).

You should direct your requests for training course registration materials, including schedules of dates and locations, to SAIC (http://www.EPCRA-TRI.com;​ e-mail: Training@EPCRA-TRI.com; fax: (703) 318-4644; or telephone: (703) 318-4504).

To register, you must provide all of the following information to the registration contact indicated: your name, your company's name and SIC code, your postal address, your telephone number, your fax number, your e-mail address, and your preferred training location(s). Requests for registration applications should be directed to the indicated registration contact.

You will receive an acknowledgment of application receipt via fax or e-mail. If your application is accepted, a confirmation notice will be sent to you that will contain important information regarding date, location, directions, etc. If the training course you applied for is filled or canceled, alternate training courses will be suggested. Since space is limited, you are encouraged to submit your registration application as early as possible but not less than 1 week before your preferred training course.

Table 1.—EPCRA/TRI Training: Spring 2000 2-Day Workshop Schedule 1

DateLocationRegistration Contact
March 9-10Columbus, OHSAIC
March 16-17Honolulu, HISAIC
March 20-21San Francisco, CASAIC
April 3-4Newington, CTSAIC
April 3-4Dallas, TXSAIC
April 4-5Boston, MASAIC
April 4-5Houston, TXSAIC
April 12-13Roanoke, VASAIC
April 13-14New York, NYSAIC
April 17-18Atlanta, GASAIC
April 19-20Salt Lake City, UTSAIC
April 20-21Mobile, ALSAIC
May 1-2Charlotte, NCSAIC
May 3-4Knoxville, TNSAIC
May 11-12Kansas City, KSSAIC
May 11-12Portland, ORSAIC
May 15-16Reno, NVSAIC
May 17-18Seattle, WASAIC
May 18-19Phoenix, AZSAIC
May 22-23Atlanta, GASAIC
May 24-25Philadelphia, PASAIC
May 24-25Louisville, KYSAIC
June 1-2Los Angeles, CASAIC
June 5-6Ann Arbor, MISAIC
June 7-8Chicago, ILSAIC
1 This schedule may change without further notice. A schedule reflecting any changes to this notice will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/​tri.
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Table 2.—Schedule for Other EPCRA/TRI Workshops 1

DateLocationRegistration Contact
February 23Denver, CO 2Jack Salter, USEPA Region 8
February 24Denver, CO 3Jack Salter, USEPA Region 8
February 28-29Reno, NVScott Alquist, TMCC
March 6-7Las Vegas, NVScott Alquist, TMCC
March 9-10Carson City, NVScott Alquist, TMCC
March 21Salt Lake City, UT 2Jack Salter, USEPA Region 8
March 22Salt Lake City, UT 3Jack Salter, USEPA Region 8
March 23Redding, CASAIC
April 12Edison, NJSAIC
April 12Denver, CO 2Jack Salter, USEPA Region 8
April 17Sioux Falls, SDSAIC
April 19Richmond, VAChris Weber
April 19Atlanta, GA (DOD)SAIC
April 21Casper, WYSAIC
April 25Charleston, WVJan Taylor
April 25Omaha, NEStephen Wurtz, USEPA Region 7
April 26Cleveland, OHFran Guido, USEPA Region 5
April 27Cedar Rapids, IA 4Stephen Wurtz, USEPA Region 7
April 28St. Charles/St. Louis, MO 4Stephen Wurtz, USEPA Region 7
May 2Buffalo, NYSAIC
May 2Baltimore, MDChris Weber
May 2Chicago, ILFran Guido, USEPA Region 5
May 4Syracuse, NYSAIC
May 4Hagerstown, MDChris Weber
May 4Indianapolis, INFran Guido, USEPA Region 5
May 9Pittsburg, PAChris Weber
May 10Wichita, KSStephen Wurtz, USEPA Region 7
May 11Flint, MIFran Guido, USEPA Region 5
May 15Spokane, WASAIC
May 16Pittston, PALen Carlin
May 18Minnetonka, MNFran Guido, USEPA Region 5
May 22Atlantic City, NJSAIC
May 25Green Bay, WIFran Guido, USEPA Region 5
May 30Philadelphia, PAChris Weber
May 30San Diego, CASAIC
May 31San Bernardino, CASAIC
1 This schedule may change without further notice. A schedule reflecting any changes from this notice will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/​tri.
2 Manufacturing and select new industries only.
3 Mining and Electricity Generating Facilities only.
4 Registration fee may be required for these workshops.
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Table 3.—Registration Contacts

ContactTelephoneFaxE-mail/Web Site
Scott Alquist TMCC(775) 829-9000nonenone
Len Carlin EDC of NE PA(570) 655-5581nonenone
Fran Guido USEPA Region 5(312) 886-4348nonenone
Dan Roe Executive Director AZ ERC(602) 231-6346nonehttp://dem.state.az.us/​azserc/​GK2000Main.htm
Jack Salter USEPA Region 8(303) 312-6026nonehttp://www.epa.gov/​region08/​ epcra/epcra.html
Jan Taylor NICS(304) 346-6264nonenone
Chris Weber Tascon, Inc.(301) 315-9000 ext. 5100nonenone
Stephen Wurtz USEPA Region 7(913) 551-7680(913) 551-5021luce.judy@epa.gov
SAIC(703) 318-4504(703) 318-4644Training@EPCRA-TRI.com or http://www.EPCRA-TRI.com

V. How Much Will the Training Course Cost?

There is no registration fee for the 2-day EPCRA/TRI Training courses; however, there may be a registration fee for other EPCRA/TRI workshops (check with the registration contact for fees and further information). You may access information regarding registration fees via the TRI Home Page (http://www.epa.gov/​tri) or by contacting the respective Registration Contact listed above (see Table 3 under Unit IV.). If there is insufficient interest at any of the training course locations, those courses may be canceled. The Agency bears no responsibility for your decision to purchase non-refundable transportation tickets or accommodation reservations.

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Dated: February 15, 2000.

Alvin Pesachowitz,

Associate Assistant Administrator, Office of Environmental Information.

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