For Business Owners and Facility Managers:
Submission of Tier II reports is required under Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) https://www.epa.gov/epcra. The purpose of this report is to provide State, local officials, and the public with specific information on potential hazards. This includes the locations and amounts of hazardous chemicals present at your facility during the previous calendar year. For more information about chemical inventory reporting and quantities please visit https://www.epa.gov/epcra/epcra-sections-311-312#main-content
Virginia follows the federal requirements for EPCRA reporting, and there are no fees associated with filing Tier II reports for Virginia. EPCRA Section 311 requires a facility to submit a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or a list of chemicals for any hazardous chemical stored or used above specific quantities. EPCRA Section 312 requires the facility to further submit a Tier I or Tier II report to the Virginia Emergency Response Council (VERC) and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) by March 1st each year for the activities occurring in the preceding year.
Online Software to Create Electronic Forms (Preferred Method)
While hardcopy submissions are still accepted, the Virginia DEQ and the Winchester-Frederick LEPC strongly encourages the use of the EPA Tier2Submit software to stay in compliance with the new reporting regulations. This program has built-in verification steps that will ensure the report is completed correctly. Please use the following link to guide you through this process: https://www.epa.gov/epcra/tier2-submit-software.
When the electronic forms are created, please email the form to VA DEQ and the LEPC.
If you chose to submit a paper form or PDF instead, the form must be sent to both the DEQ and LEPC:
Tier II Administration: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
VA DEQ SARA Title III Program
P. O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Winchester-Frederick Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC):
City of Winchester Emergency Management
Attn: Emergency Management Coordinator
231 E. Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA 22601