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TRI Compliance and Enforcement
Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) created the TRI Program. Under the requirements of EPCRA, all U.S. facilities that meet TRI reporting criteria must submit TRI data to EPA and the states in which they are located by July 1 of each year.
EPCRA Section 313 compliance resources include inspectors and attorneys in each of EPA's ten regional offices and at EPA headquarters. EPA investigates cases of EPCRA non-compliance and may issue civil penalties, including monetary fines, and may also require correction of the violation.
For more information on recent TRI enforcement actions:
- 3/7/13 - Wyoming Ethanol to Pay $49,000 for Violations at Torrington Facility
- 2/6/13 - EPA Requires Nevada Gold Mining Companies to Correct Reporting Violations
- 10/23/12 - EPA Settles Case Alleging Chemical Reporting Violations at St. Marys, Pa. Plant
- 7/19/12 - Chemical Producer Faces Fine for Environmental Violations at Fairfield, Conn. Facility
- 5/29/12 - Swiss Valley Farms Cooperative in Luana, Iowa, to Pay $33,880 Penalty for Community Right-to-Know Violations
- 4/26/12 - Jerome Dairy Processing Facility Failed to Publicly Disclose Chemical Use and Disposal
- 4/3/12 - Cosmoflex, Inc., to Pay $80,000 Civil Penalty for Community Right-to-Know Violations at Hannibal, Mo., Manufacturing Plant
Find out about a facility's EPA compliance history
Anyone can examine the compliance records for nearby facilities by going to EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website.
Report a problem at a facility near you
If you believe a facility may not be in compliance with existing environmental regulations, you can report this information to EPA for investigation and follow-up action as appropriate.