TRI Compliance and Enforcement
Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) created the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program. Under the requirements of EPCRA, all U.S. facilities that meet TRI reporting criteria must submit TRI data to EPA and the relevant state or tribe by July 1 of each year.
EPA investigates cases of EPCRA non-compliance and may issue civil penalties, including monetary fines, and may also require correction of the violation. EPCRA Section 313 compliance resources include inspectors and attorneys in each of EPA's 10 regional offices and at EPA headquarters.
Information About TRI Enforcement Actions
Below are links to press releases about TRI-related enforcement actions. Note that EPA does not issue press releases for every enforcement action. Information on additional EPA enforcement actions can be found in EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO).
- 11/21/19 - EPA Settlement with Connecticut Electric Cable Facility Resolves Alleged Chemical Reporting Violations
- 9/18/19 - Oregon Chemical Company Settles with EPA for Federal Chemical Reporting Violations
- 8/30/19 - EPA Settlement Resolves Toxic Chemical Reporting Issues at Connecticut Facility
- 8/8/19 - EPA and Coeur Alaska Settle Over Alleged Kensington Mine Pollution Discharges
- 7/11/19 - Vermont Animal Feed Facility Settles EPA Toxic Chemical Right-to-Know Allegations
- 5/9/19 - Maine Wood Products Facility Settles EPA Toxic Chemical Right-to-Know Allegations
Compliance History for Regulated Facilities
You can examine the compliance records for facilities by going to EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website.
Report a Problem at a Facility
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.