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Workshop Schedules for EPCRA/TRI Training: Spring 2001

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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 2001. These workshops are intended to assist persons preparing their annual reports on release and other waste management activities as required under sections 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, 2001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Priscilla Evans, Workshop Coordinator (202) 260-9124, evans.priscilla@epa.gov for specific information on this notice. Information concerning the EPCRA/TRI Training workshops is also available on EPA's web site at http://www.epa.gov/​tri.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Notice 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 or Form A);

you are a consultant who assists in the preparation of these reports; or

you would like information on recent changes to EPCRA/TRI regulations

The 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 13148 (for federal facilities). You must submit your annual release and other waste management activity reports (i.e., Form R or Form A) if your facility meets the descriptions for the following Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes and qualifiers, and meets other criteria specified in part 372 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations:

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); and

Federal Facilities (by Executive Order 13148).

B. 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 or Form A) 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 2000, forms due on or before July 1, 2001.

C. How Much Time is Required for the Training?

The full training course runs two days and a schedule for the 2-day workshops is provided below (see Table 1). The course is divided into three modules. The first module encompasses the first day and is devoted to a general discussion of EPCRA section 313 and PPA section 6607 reporting requirements with exercises used to reinforce key concepts. The second module is given in the morning of the second day, and is designed to provide detailed information about the persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals within the TRI program. The third and final module is Start Printed Page 12783given in the afternoon of the second day, and this module is designed to provide an update to the TRI program and information about difficult policy topics. 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 one day in duration and, in some cases, are focused for a particular industry sector(s) (see Table 2).

D. 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 (see below). Also, you may access current training course schedule information via the TRI Home Page (http://www.epa.gov/​tri) or via the TRI training course Home Page (http://www.epcra-tri.com).

You should direct your requests for training course registration materials, including schedules of dates and locations, to the designated contacts in Table 3 (if registration contact is other than SAIC).

To register for any of the EPA training courses supported by SAIC, you can direct your requests to SAIC (www.epcra-tri.com). If you do not have access to the internet, you may fax your request to: (703) 318-4644.

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 email address, and your preferred training location(s). Requests should be directed to the indicated registration contact.

You will receive an acknowledgment of application receipt via fax or email. 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 one week before your preferred training course.

Table 1. EPCRA/TRI Training: Spring 2000 2-Day Workshop Schedule1 .

DateLocationRegistration Contact
February 21-22Denver, CO2Joyel Dhieux, US EPA Region 8
February 28—March 1Denver, CO3Joyel Dhieus, US EPA Region 8
March 5-6Philadelphia, PAScience Application International Corporation (SAIC)
March 7-8Falls Church, VA (Washington, DC)SAIC
March 13-14Salt Lake City, UT3Joyel Dhieux, US EPA Region 8
March 19-20Boston, MASAIC
March 20-21Denver, CO2Joyel Dhieux, US EPA Region 8
March 21-22Newington, CTSAIC
March 22-23Los Angeles, CASAIC
March 27-28Salt Lake City, UT2Joyel Dhieux, US EPA Region 8
March 29-30Milwaukee, WISAIC
April 2-3Dallas, TXSAIC
April 3-4Roanoke, VASAIC
April 4-5New Orleans, LASAIC
April 9-10Honolulu, HISAIC
April 9-10Sioux Falls, SDSAIC
April 12-13San Francisco, CASAIC
April 16-17Atlanta, GASAIC
April 16-17Pocatello, IDSAIC
April 18-19Salt Lake City, UTSAIC
April 18-19Nashville, TNSAIC
April 25-26Denver, CO4Joyel Dhieux, US EPA Region 8
April 25-26Kansas City, KSSAIC
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April 30-May 01Charlotte, NCSAIC
May 1-2Edison, NJSAIC
May 2-3Orlando, FLSAIC
May 3-4New York, NYSAIC
May 10-11Phoenix, AZSAIC
May 14-15Las Vegas, NVSAIC
May 14-15Jackson, MSSAIC
May 16-17Atlanta, GASAIC
May 21-22Portland, ORSAIC
May 23-24Seattle, WASAIC

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;​

2 = Manufacturing and select new industries only;

3 = Mining and Electricity Generating Facilities only;

4 = Federal Facilites only.

Table 2. Schedule for Other EPCRA/TRI Workshops1

Date1LocationRegistration Contact
March 14Chicago, ILSAIC
March 15Indianapolis, INSAIC
March 21Carson, CAWarren Layne, US EPA Region 6
March 26San Diego, CASAIC
March 27Riverside, CASAIC
April 5San Jose, CASAIC
April 6Reno, NVSAIC
April 10Richmond, VMega-tech
April 11St. Louis, MO2SAIC
April 12Overland Park, KS2SAIC
April 23Cedar Rapids, IO2SAIC
April 24Lincoln, NE2SAIC
April 24Chicago, ILFran Guido, US EPA Region 5
April 24Baltimore, MDMega-tech
April 24Puerto Rico, VISAIX
April 25Puerto Rico, VISAIC
April 26Davenport, IAStephen Wurtz, US EPA Region 7
April 26Hagerstown, MDMega-tech
May 1Pittsburgh, PAMega-tech
May 2Meadville, PAConrad Sobczak
May 3Madison, WIFran Guido, US EPA Region 5
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May 9Cincinnati, OHFran Guido, US EPA Region 5
May 9Tucson, AZSAIC
May 9Cherry Hill, NJSAIC
May 10Rochester, NYSAIC
May 15Pittston, PALen Carlin
May 15Grand Rapids, MIFran Guido, US EPA Region 5
May 18Moses Lake, WASAIC
May 22Philadelphia, PAMega-tech
May 23Strongsville, OHFran Guido, US EPA Region 5
May 24Philadelphia, PAMega-tech
May 29Philadelphia, PAMega-tech
May 30South Bend, INFran Guido, US EPA Region 5
May 31Philadelphia, PAMega-tech
June 5Philadelphia, PAMega-tech
June 6Bloomington, MNFran Guido, US EPA Region 5

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 = Registration fee may be required for these workshops.

Table 3. Registration Contacts

ContactTelephoneFaxEmail/Web Site
Lann Malesky, Duane Jennings,Carmen Urbina Mega-tech(888) 534-1629
Jan Taylor National Institute for Chemical Studies(304 346-6264
Conrad Sobczak Air & Waste Mgmt. Assoc.(814) 878-5508
Len Carlin Economic Development Council of NE PA(570) 655-5581
Bill Reilly US EPA Region 3(215) 814-2072reilly.bill@epa.gov
Fran Guido US EPA Region 5(312) 886-0404
Warren Layne US EPA Region 6(214) 665-8013layne.warren@epa.gov
Stephen Wurtz US EPA Region 7(913) 551-7680(913) 551-5021luce.judy@epa.gov
Joyel Dhieux US EPA Region 8(303) 312-6447dhieux.joyel@epa.gov
SAIC(703) 318-4644Training@EPCRA-TRI.com or http://www.EPCRA-TRI.com
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E. 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 some of the 1-day 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). 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 20, 2001.

Elaine G. Stanley,

Director, Office of Information Analysis and Access.

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