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.
For more information on recent TRI enforcement actions:
- 8/24/17 - Three Connecticut Companies Provide Public with Chemical Information Under EPA Settlements
- 9/28/16 - Compliance with Environmental Laws Helps Protect Air, Water and Land in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington
- 9/23/16 - Metal Products Company Settles with EPA for Chemical Reporting Lapses at Warwick, R.I. Facility
- 8/1/16 - SI Group Will Properly Report Chemicals and Provide Emergency Response Equipment to Rotterdam Junction Fire Department as Part of Settlement with EPA
- 6/9/16 - Northstar Casteel Products Agrees to Second EPA Settlement in Four Years Over Federal Toxics Release Inventory Violations
- 11/6/15 - Settlements Ensure that Three Companies Comply with Public Right-to-Know Rules
- 9/22/15 - U.S. EPA requires Cupertino cement company to report toxic chemicals, commit to environmental projects
- 8/25/15 - Zippo Manufacturing settles hazardous waste violations at Bradford, Pa. plant
- 7/22/15 - TRI Reporting Failures from No. Canaan, Conn. Companies Nets Emergency Response Equipment for Local Fire Departments under EPA Settlement
- 5/14/15 - EPA, U.S. Department of Justice settle with P4 Production LLC, over hazardous chemical reporting requirements
- 5/11/15 - Federal and State Governments Reach Legal Agreement with Tonawanda Coke to Reduce Pollution; Company to Pay $12 million to Address Violations of Environmental Laws
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.