Adoption of 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes for TRI Reporting
EPA has published a direct final action to update the NAICS codes that are currently used to classify facilities subject to reporting under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). Facilities meeting these Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements will be required to use 2017 NAICS codes on TRI reporting forms, beginning with reporting forms that are due on July 1, 2018 (covering releases and other waste management activities at facilities for the 2017 calendar year).
This direct final rule does not add any new reporting requirements and there is no net increase in respondent burden.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) revises NAICS codes every five years, at which time the list of NAICS codes covered by the TRI Program must also be updated. OMB last updated the NAICS codes in 2012, and EPA published a direct final rule the same year to update the TRI Program's NAICS code list.