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Workshop Schedules for EPCRA/TRI Training: Spring 2002

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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 2002. 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, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Priscilla Evans, Workshop Coordinator Start Printed Page 5808(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);

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) 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) 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 2001, forms due on or before July 1, 2002.

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 reporting requirements and lead and lead compound reporting requirements within the TRI program. The third and final module is given 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.epa.gov/​tri/​report/​training/​registration.htm).

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 Abt Associates, Inc.).

To register for any of the EPA training courses supported by Abt Associates, Inc., you can direct your requests to Abt Associates, Inc. (www.epa.gov/​tri/​report/​training/​registration.htm). If you do not have access to the internet, you may fax your request to: (301) 652-7530.

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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 2002 2-Day Workshop Schedule1.

DateLocationRegistration Contact
March 5-6Dallas, TXAbt Associates, Inc.
March 6-71Denver, COJack Salter, US EPA Region 8
March 19-20Roanoke, VAAbt Associates, Inc.
March 20-211Denver, COJack Salter, US EPA Region 8
March 20-21Rockford, ILFran Guido, US EPA Region 5
April 2-3Atlanta, GAAbt Associates, Inc.
April 3-4San Francisco, CAAbt Associates, Inc.
April 3-42Denver, COJack Salter, US EPA Region 8
April 9-101Salt Lake City, UTJack Salter, US EPA Region 8
April 15-16Sayreville, NJAbt Associates, Inc.
April 17-18Louisville, KYAbt Associates, Inc.
April 18-19Columbia, SCAbt Associates, Inc.
May 1-23Denver, COJack Salter, US EPA Region 8
May 1-2Jackson, MSAbt Associates, Inc.
May 6-7Seattle, WADave Somers, US EPA Region 10
May 8-9Orlando, FLAbt Associates, Inc.
May 9-10Portland, ORDave Somers, US EPA Region 10
May 13-14Sioux Falls, SDAbt Associates, Inc.
May 14-15Kansas City, MOMcKinzie Environmental
May 15-162Salt Lake City, UTJack Salter, US EPA Region 8

This schedule may change without further notice. A schedule reflecting any changes to this notice will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/​tri.

1 For manufacturing facilities, petroleum bulk storage facilities, chemical distributors, solvent recovery facilities, and Subtitle C TSD facilities.

2 For metal mines, coal mines, and electricity generating Facilities only.

3 For Federal Facilites.

Table 2. Schedule for Other EPCRA/TRI Workshops1

DateLocationRegistration Contact
February 281Denver, COJack Salter, US EPA Region 8
March 18Beaumont/Port Arthur, TXAbt Associates, Inc.
March 19Lake Charles, LAAbt Associates, Inc.
March 20Lafayette, LAAbt Associates, Inc.
March 22Baton Rouge, LAAbt Associates, Inc.
April 2San Jose, CAAbt Associates, Inc.
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April 3Charleston, WVNational Institute for Chemical Studies
April 8Sante Fe, NMAbt Associates, Inc.
April 9Richmond, VAMega-tech, Inc.
April 10El Paso, TXAbt Associates, Inc.
April 111Salt Lake City, UTJack Salter, US EPA Region 8
April 12Corpus Christi, TXAbt Associates, Inc.
April 16Atlanta, GAAbt Associates, Inc.
April 17Cherry Hill, NJAbt Associates, Inc.
April 17Salina, KSMcKinzie Environmental
April 18Omaha, NEMcKinzie Environmental
April 22Little Rock, ARAbt Associates, Inc.
April 23Towson, MDMega-tech, Inc.
April 24Oklahoma City, OKAbt Associates, Inc.
April 25Troy, MIFran Guido, US EPA Region 5
April 26Tulsa, OKAbt Associates, Inc.
April 30Atlanta, GAAbt Associates, Inc.
April 30St. Louis, MOMcKinzie Environmental
May 1Anchorage, AKDave Somers, US EPA Region 10
May 1Cedar Rapids, IAMcKinzie Environmental
May 1San Juan, Puerto RicoAbt Associates, Inc.
May 2North Chelmsford, MADwight Peavey, US EPA Region 1
May 2Toledo, OHFran Guido, US EPA Region 5
May 3Twin Falls, IDDave Somers, US EPA, Region 10
May 7Buffalo, NYAbt Associates, Inc.
May 7Pittsburgh, PAMega-tech, Inc.
May 8Garden City, NJAbt Associates, Inc.
May 9Peoria, ILFran Guido, US EPA Region 5
May 10Albany, NYAbt Associates, Inc.
May 13Los Angeles, CAAbt Associates, Inc.
May 14San Diego, CAAbt Associates, Inc.
May 16Green Bay, WIFran Guido, US EPA Region 5
May 16Phoenix, AZAbt Associates, Inc.
May 17Reno, NVAbt Associates, Inc.
May 21Philadelphia, PAMega-tech, Inc.
May 23Columbus, OHFran Guido, US EPA, Region 5
May 29Evansville, InFran Guido, US EPA, Region 5
May 30Philadelphia, PAMega-tech, Inc.
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June 6Minnetonka, MNFran Guido, US EPA, Region 5

This schedule may change without further notice. A schedule reflecting any changes from this notice will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/​tri;​

1 Half day workshops on lead and lead compounds reporting requirements.

Table 3. Registration Contacts

ContactTelephoneFaxEmail/Web Site
Sherri Deck Abt Associates, Inc.(301) 347-5311(301) 652-7530SherriDeck@abtassoc.com
Dwight Peavey US EPA, Region 1(617) 918-1829(617) 918-1810Peavy.Dwight@epa.gov
Fran Guido US EPA, Region 5(312) 886-4348Guido.Fran@epa.gov
Jack Salter US EPA Region 8(303) 312-6026Salter.Jack@epa.gov
Dave Somers US EPA Region 10(206) 553-2571Somers.David@epa.gov
Maggie Rodriguez Mega-tech, Inc.1-888 534-1629www.epaconference.com
McKinzie Environmental(886) 844-4460(913) 390-8884www.mckinzie construction.com
National Institute of Chemical Studies(304) 346-6264

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 1, 2002.

Elaine G. Stanley,

Director, Office of Information Analysis and Access.

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[FR Doc. 02-2988 Filed 2-6-01; 8:45 am]

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