Facility Submission Guide - City and County of Denver

Facility Submission Guide - City and County of Denver
Tier2*Submit Facility SUbmission Guide
Facility Submission Guide
November 2009
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Chemical Emergency and Preparedness Office
Washington, DC
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration
Office of Response and Restoration/
Hazardous Materials Response Division
Seattle, WA
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USER'S MANUAL
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Tier2 in brief
Getting Tier2 Submit
CAMEO in brief
Getting CAMEO
Technical Support
Chapter 2 - What do I need to get Started?
Hardware requirements
Software requirements
Installation procedures
Import last year's Tier2 Submit data into the current Tier2 Submit
Chapter 3 - Entering Data
Entering data for one facility (step by step instruction)
Entering data for multiple facilities (step by step instruction)
Tier2 Field Descriptions
State Tier2 Field Descriptions
Chapter 4 - Modifying Tier2 Submit Data
Add a Facility
Add a Contact
Add a Chemical to Inventory
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Delete a Facility
Delete a Contact
Delete a Chemical from Inventory
Change a Facility
Change a Contact
Change a Chemical in Inventory
Chapter 5 - Validating Data
Validate Record
Validation Report
Chapter 6 - Submitting Data!
Submit with only one Facility in Tier2 Submit
Submit with more than one Facility in Tier2 Submit
Chapter 7 - Importing / Exporting
Importing
Exporting
Chapter 8 - Reference Information
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Hot Buttons
File Menu
Edit Menu
Record Menu
Search Menu
Scripts Menu
Help Menu
Tier2 Field Descriptions
State Tier2 Field Descriptions
Statutes and Regulations
How to report your facility's latitude and longitude
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CHAPTER 1 - Introduction
Tier2 Submit is a software program developed by the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for use by
facilities to enter and submit Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
(EPCRA) 311/312 chemical information, commonly known as Tier II reports. Tier2
Submit will allow users to enter multiple facilities, chemicals and contacts. The
program also includes many of the state's additional data requirements.
You can use Tier2 Submit in two ways:
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Facilities: Enter, store, print and export Tier II information for sending to State
Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs), Local Emergency Planning
Committees (LEPCs) and Fire Departments. Tier2 Submit is designed to help
the reporting facility enter the data efficiently and submit the electronic
information easily.
SERCs, LEPCs & Fire Depts: Receive Tier2 Submit files from facilities to
import into CAMEO or other database applications for emergency planning.
Tier2 Submit is organized into three modules (parts):
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Facilities module - where the user enters business name, address, Standard
Industrial Code, etc.
Contacts module - where the user enters owner, emergency, and other
contact's addresses and phone numbers.
Chemicals in Inventory module - where the user enters chemical property
and storage information, etc.
The user can navigate to each of these modules freely to add, delete or edit the
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information. Tier2 Submit has virtually unlimited capacity so even companies with
thousands of facilities can use the software effectively. Tier2 Submit is also designed
with basic and advanced search features, so facilities, SERCs, LEPCs and Fire
Departments can search by county or State for efficient regulatory submission or
emergency planning tasks.
Getting Tier2 Submit
You can obtain the latest Tier2 Submit information and a free copy of the software at
the Tier2 Submit web site http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/content/epcra/tier2.htm
CAMEO in brief
CAMEO is a suite of software programs you can use to plan for and respond to
chemical emergencies. It was developed for frontline chemical emergency planners
and responders by EPA's Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office
(EPA CEPPO) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of
Response and Restoration (NOAA OR&R). CAMEO includes a set of databases, or
modules, a toxic gas dispersion model, and an electronic mapping program. CAMEO
runs on Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers.
You can use CAMEO in two main ways:
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To access, store, and evaluate information needed for emergency response.
Firefighters, police officers, and other emergency workers know that a
response can be hampered by lack of accurate information about the
substance spilled and safe response actions. CAMEO is designed to help you
quickly access just such information , when you need it at the scene of a
response.
To develop emergency plans for your community. It's especially designed to
help you meet the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community
Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA, also known as SARA Title III).
CAMEO initially was developed because NOAA recognized the need to assist first
responders with easily accessible and accurate response information. Since 1988,
EPA CEPPO and NOAA OR&R have collaborated to further development of
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CAMEO.
Note: While CAMEO is highly compatible with Tier2 Submit and an excellent tool for
emergency planning and response, facilities, SERCs, LEPCs and Fire Depts do not
need CAMEO to enter and submit Tier II data.
Getting CAMEO
You can obtain the latest CAMEO information and a free copy of the software at the
CAMEO web site http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/content/cameo/index.htm
Technical Support
Tier2 Submit was developed by NOAA and EPA and is now maintained by the RMP
Reporting Center. For Tier2 Submit technical support, please call 703-227-7650
or e-mail: [email protected] , Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm Eastern.
For answers to questions about completing your Tier II information, please see the
Tier II Instructions or contact the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) RCRA,
Superfund & EPCRA Call Center at 1-800-424-9346 or TDD (800) 553-7672.
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Eastern.
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CHAPTER 2 - What do I need to get Started?
In this chapter, you'll find both the system hardware and software requirements in
addition to the installation instructions for Tier2 Submit.
Hardware Requirements
PC: Intel-compatible Pentium-class computer; 256 MB RAM, hard disk drive with 60
MB of free hard drive space, SVGA color display.
Macintosh: Macintosh computer with a G3, G4, or G5 processor; 256 MB RAM,
hard disk drive with 60 MB of free hard drive space.
Software requirements
You may use Tier2 Submit with either:
PC: Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4), Windows XP (Service Pack 2).
Macintosh: Mac OS 10.3.9 or 10.4.
You also need an Internet browser.
Installation procedures
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1. Go to http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/content/epcra/tier2.htm and follow the
instructions for downloading Tier2 Submit 2009.
The software can take up to 40 minutes to download from a dial up connection
Important 2008 Users! - DO NOT DELETE Tier2Submit 2008 - You
may need your old version (Tier2Submit 2007) to export your data into the
new version (Tier2Submit2009).
2. After the software has downloaded, click on the Tier2Submit Installer icon and
follow the on screen instructions (Click "Next" and then "Finish" - This will
create a Tier2Submit2009 folder on your computer's C drive).
If you experience any trouble downloading or installing Tier2 Submit 2009,
please contact the RMP Reporting Center at 703-227-7650 or e-mail: [email protected]
Import last year's Tier2 Submit data into Tier2 Submit 2009
Note: If you have last year's submission file (zip file or t2s file created during electronic
submission) skip to step 2. If you did not create a submission file last year or cannot
locate it, start at step 1.
1. Locate last year's Tier2 Submit program. Go to File on the top menu bar and
click "Create Submission". Choose "All Records" and click "Start Submission
Validation". On the next screen click "Electronic File". Next on the "Save As"
window, name your submission (e.g., AcmeChem2008.t2s)
On the following screen click the "Done"
button.
Now you have successfully exported your 2008 Tier2 Submit data. Now
to import into Tier2Submit2009.
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2. Open up the Tier2Submit2009 program.
From the Facilities module in Tier2 Submit ( If you are not in the Facilities
module go to File on the top menu bar and click Open and then select
Facilities from the list).
Go to File from the top menu bar and click "Import/Export".
Click the "Import Files" button on the next window.
On the next window choose "Browse" and find the directory where you saved
the t2s file (Tier2 Submit 2008 submission). Click on the file and then click
the "Open" button.
Click OK on the pop up window and then the "Done" button.
Congratulations you have successfully imported your 2008 data into
Tier2Submit2009!
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CHAPTER 3 - Entering Data
In this chapter a new user will learn how to enter Tier II facility, contact and chemical
information into Tier2 Submit. The user will also learn how to validate, print and
export the data for either a Single Facility or Multiple Facilities
Some points to remember while entering your Tier II information:
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There are three parts to the instructions: Entering Data, Validating Data and
Submitting Data.
Federally required fields are marked with a blue asterisk * State required fields
are marked with a red X.
Your data is automatically saved as you enter it, there is no separate "save"
function.
If you need data field descriptions use Tier2 Field Descriptions or State Tier2
Field Descriptions.
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Entering Data - Single Facility
Federally required fields are marked with a blue asterisk * State required fields are
marked with a red X. Your data is automatically saved as you enter it, there is no
separate "save" function
Facilities Module
1. Type in your facility address information and be sure to fill in all the required
fields (marked with a blue asterisk *)
2. Next proceed to enter the appropriate data in the Location & ID Tab.
Location & ID
3. Enter the SIC code(s) and any Dun&Bradstreet
Numbers if applicable (some states require additional IDs).
Note: You must click once into the blank ID type field to bring up the ID type pull
down menu.
4. Enter the number of employees at the facility.
5. Enter the facility’s Latitude/Longitude if the state has requested it.
See "How to report a facility latitude and longitude" for further details
6. Enter method of finding Lat/Long and Description of the Lat/Long location if
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applicable.
7. Click the box "Check if chemicals are identical to last years submission" if
applicable.
Next proceed to the "Contacts" Tab.
Contacts
8. Read the Federal Contact requirements on the window and
the additional State Contact requirements (if applicable).
9. Click the "Add Contact" button.
10. Enter the Owner/Operator’s contact information. If the Owner Operator is a
Business name - enter the Business/Corporation Name in the Last Name field.
11. Choose the phone type from the pull down list and then enter the appropriate
phone number.
12. Be sure to choose Owner/Operator from the "Contact Type" pull down list (click
in the blank field for the pull down list).
13. Click "Done".
14. Click the "Add Contact" button again.
15. Enter the first Emergency Contact’s information.
16. Choose the 24-hour phone type from the pull down list then enter the
appropriate phone number.
17. Choose Emergency Contact from the "Contact Type" pull down list.
18. Feel free to enter any other phone numbers for the Emergency Contact (24
hour number is federally required).
19. Click "Done".
Back at the Contacts Tab
20. Repeat previous steps for the 2nd emergency contact (if applicable) and for any
additional state required contacts.
When all contacts have been entered
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21. Click on the "State Fields" tab.
State Fields
fields.
22. Enter the appropriate data into any state requested
Next, click on the
module.
hot button at the top of the Facilities
Chemicals in Inventory module
23. Enter Chemical Name (you can use the "Lookup Chemical Name" feature as a
tool but please not that this list includes additional chemicals that are not
regulated by EPCRA).
24. The CAS# may have been entered automatically if you used the "Lookup
Chemical Name" feature. If not, please enter the CAS# if applicable.
25. Check off EHS and/or Trade Secret if applicable.
The Physical State & Quantity tab should be open. If not, click the "Physical
State & Quantity" Tab.
Physical State & Quantity
Health Effects that apply.
26. Check off all Physical States, Hazards and
27. Enter the number of days that the chemical is onsite (1-366).
28. Actual weight of chemical is required in some states; you must enter actual
weight in the Average and Maximum fields (if marked with an X).
29. All states require the Weight Estimate code. Click the field Estimate Code
Average and Maximum field to choose the chemical’s weight range from the
pull down list.
30. Some states require "Max amount in largest container". Enter amount in
pounds if applicable.
31. Click the "Storage Locations" tab.
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Storage Locations
32. Choose the appropriate Type, Pressure and
Temperature storage codes from the pull down lists.
33. Enter the physical location of the chemical into the Location Field. (If the
location is confidential type the word "Confidential" button in the Location field).
34. Enter the amount of the chemical at that particular storage location into the
"Amount" field and choose the proper unit from the "Units" pull down list.
Reminder: Federally required fields are marked with a blue asterisk
*
State required fields are marked with a red X.
35. If the reported chemical is located in multiple places at the facility repeat steps
32-34 for each location of the reported chemical at the facility.
36. If the reported chemical is a mixture click the "Mixture Components" Tab if the
Chemical is a pure substance skip to step 43.
Mixture Components
component is an EHS.
37. Check off the EHS field if the mixture
38. Enter the CAS # of the mixture component.
39. Enter the Component’s Chemical Name into the Component field (you may
use the "Lookup Chemical Name" button to find the component’s name).
40. Enter the percentage of the component in the mixture and choose either
Weight or Volume from the wt/vol field’s pull down list.
41. Repeat steps 37-40 if there are multiple components in the mixture.
42. Click "State Fields" tab.
State Fields
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43. Make sure all the appropriate information is entered into
any state requested fields.
Next...
44. If the facility is reporting multiple chemicals click the
hot button on the top of the window and repeat steps 23-43 for each additional
chemical.
After all the chemicals in inventory have been entered
45. Click the
hot button from the top of the window.
Facilities module
46. Click the "Certification" Tab
Certification
47. Check off the appropriate optional attachments if
applicable (Some state may require optional attachments).
48. Type in the name of the owner/operator or the owner/operator's authorized
representative with official title in the "Signature" Field.
49. Type the date into the "Date" field (e.g., 02/25/05)
If necessary click the Notes tab and type any notes to the receiving agency
You have finished entering your first facility's chemical inventory information into
Tier2 Submit! now on to validation.
Validating the data
50. To check all the fields for completion go to the Record menu on the top menu
bar and click "Validate Record".
51. If any there is any missing data click the "Go to Field" button on the pop up
window - If not, click "OK" and skip to step 55.
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52. Enter the missing information into the data field and return to the Facility
record screen ( To quickly navigate to the Facility Record - Go to File from the
top menu bar and choose Open, then click "Facilities").
Note: You must be in the Facilities module to validate your record.
53. Go to the Record menu on the top menu bar and click "Validate Record"
again.
54. If there is still missing data repeat steps 50-53 - If not click "OK" and skip to
Submitting Tier II Report (step 55).
Submitting Tier II reports
Tier2 Submit will only create submissions from the Facilities module - If you
are not in the Facilities module - Go to File on the top menu bar then select
"Open" and choose Facilities from the list.
55. Go to the File menu on the top menu bar and click "Create Submission".
Found Set is the default and your Found set is the one facility you just
entered.
56. Click the "Start Submit Validation" button.
Validation Passed
57. Click the "State Submission Requirements" button to review your state's
reporting procedures
58. After reviewing your state's submission requirements - Choose either "Create
Electronic File" (Go to step 59) or one of the Paper Report options (Go to step
61) as a submission method, whichever your state prefers.
Electronic Submission
59. After you have clicked "Create Electronic File", in the "Save As" pop up
window type the name of the file (make a unique facility identifier (e.g.= ACME
in Vermont reporting year 2009 = ACME_VT2009.t2s).
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Note: If your state prefers to receive the Tier2 Submit on diskette or CD please save
the facility's Tier2 Submit file to the media . If your state prefers to have the Tier2
Submit file e-mailed, save the zip file to an accessible directory so it can be attached
in an e-mail message.
Tier2 Submit now has the option to save as a “t2s file” in
addition to the “zip file” format, due to the increase in zip file restrictions. Both file
formats will work seamlessly with CAMEOfm and Tier2 Submit.
60. After you have entered a unique filename and chosen the appropriate location
to save click the "Save" button and the "Done" button on the next screen
Paper Submission
61. After you have clicked "Create Complete Paper Report" or "Create Original
Style Paper Report".....click the "Print Report" button.
62. Then click "OK" on the Print set up pop up window (make sure you have
selected the correct printer).
Congratulations! Now you must either: A.) mail the diskette/CD to your State,
LEPC and Fire Dept or B.) e-mail the zip file to your State, LEPC or Fire Dept or
C.) mail the printed report to your State, LEPC and Fire Dept.
Note: If you have created an electronic submission zip file, do not attempt to
open the file directly. These files are designed to only be read by Tier2 Submit
or CAMEOfm.
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Entering Data - Multiple Facilities
Federally required fields are marked with a blue asterisk * State required fields are
marked with a red X.
Your data is automatically saved as you enter it, there is no separate "save" function
Facilities Module
1. Type in your facility address information and be sure to fill in all the required
fields (marked with a blue asterisk * )
2. Next proceed to enter the appropriate data in the Location & ID Tab.
Location & ID
3. Enter the SIC code(s) and any Dun&Bradstreet
Numbers if applicable (some states require additional IDs).
Note: You must click once into the blank ID type field to bring up the ID type pull
down menu.
4. Enter the number of employees at the facility.
5. Enter the facility’s Latitude/Longitude if the state has requested it.
See "How to report a facility latitude and longitude" for further details
6. Enter method of finding Lat/Long and Description of the Lat/Long location if
applicable.
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7. Click the box "Check if chemicals are identical to last years submission" if
applicable.
Next proceed to the "Contacts" Tab.
Contacts
8. Read the Federal Contact requirements on the window and
the additional State Contact requirements (if applicable).
9. Click the "Add Contact" button.
10. Enter the Owner/Operator’s contact information. If the Owner Operator is a
Business name - enter the Business/Corporation Name in the Last Name field.
11. Choose the phone type from the pull down list and then enter the appropriate
phone number.
12. Be sure to choose Owner/Operator from the "Contact Type" pull down list (click
in the blank field for the pull down list).
13. Click "Done".
14. Click the "Add Contact" button again.
15. Enter the first Emergency Contact’s information.
16. Choose the 24-hour phone type from the pull down list then enter the
appropriate phone number.
17. Choose Emergency Contact from the "Contact Type" pull down list.
18. Feel free to enter any other phone numbers for the Emergency Contact (24
hour number is federally required).
19. Click "Done".
Back at the Contacts Tab
20. Repeat previous steps for the 2nd emergency contact (if applicable) and for any
additional state required contacts.
When all contacts have been entered
21. Click on the "State Fields" tab.
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State Fields
fields.
22. Enter the appropriate data into any state requested
Next, click on the
module.
hot button at the top of the Facilities
Chemicals in Inventory module
23. Enter Chemical Name (you can use the "Lookup Chemical Name" feature as a
tool but please not that this list includes additional chemicals that are not
regulated by EPCRA).
24. The CAS# may have been entered automatically if you used the "Lookup
Chemical Name" feature. If not, please enter the CAS# if applicable.
25. Check off EHS and/or Trade Secret if applicable.
The Physical State & Quantity tab should be open. If not, click the "Physical
State & Quantity" Tab.
Physical State & Quantity
Health Effects that apply.
26. Check off all Physical States, Hazards and
27. Enter the number of days that the chemical is onsite (1-366).
28. Actual weight of chemical is required in some states; you must enter actual
weight in the Average and Maximum fields (if marked with an X).
29. All states require the Weight Estimate code. Click the field Estimate Code
Average and Maximum field to choose the chemical’s weight range from the
pull down list.
30. Some states require "Max amount in largest container". Enter amount in
pounds if applicable.
31. Click the "Storage Locations" tab.
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Storage Locations
32. Choose the appropriate
Type, Pressure and Temperature storage codes from the pull down lists.
33. Enter the physical location of the chemical into the Location Field. (If the
location is confidential type "Confidential" into the Location field).
34. Enter the amount of the chemical at that particular storage location into the
"Amount" field and choose the proper unit from the "Units" pull down list.
Reminder: Federally required fields are marked with a blue asterisk
*
State required fields are marked with a red X.
35. If the reported chemical is located in multiple places at the facility repeat steps
32-34 for each location of the reported chemical at the facility.
36. If the reported chemical is a mixture click the "Mixture Components" Tab if the
Chemical is a pure substance skip to step 43.
Mixture Components
component is an EHS.
37. Check off the EHS field if the mixture
38. Enter the CAS # of the mixture component.
39. Enter the Component’s Chemical Name into the Component field (you may
use the "Lookup Chemical Name" button to find the component’s name).
40. Enter the percentage of the component in the mixture and choose either
Weight or Volume from the wt/vol field’s pull down list.
41. Repeat steps 37-40 if there are multiple components in the mixture.
42. Click "State Fields" tab.
State Fields
43. Make sure all the appropriate information is entered into
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any state requested fields.
Next...
44. If the facility is reporting multiple chemicals click the
hot button on the top of the window and repeat steps 23-43 for each additional
chemical.
After all the chemicals in inventory have been entered
45. Click the
hot button from the top of the window.
Facilities module
46. Click the "Certification" Tab
Certification
47. Check off the appropriate optional attachments if
applicable (Some state may require optional attachments).
48. Type in the name of the owner/operator or the owner/operator's authorized
representative with official title in the "Signature" Field.
49. Type the date into the "Date" field (e.g., 02/25/04)
If necessary click the Notes tab and type any notes to the receiving agency
You have finished entering your first facility's chemical inventory information into
Tier2 Submit! now on to validation.
Validating the data
50. To check all the fields for completion go to the Record menu on the top menu
bar and click "Validate Record".
51. If any there is any missing data click the "Go to Field" button on the pop up
window - If not, click "OK" and skip to step 55.
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52. Enter the missing information into the data field and return to the Facility
record screen ( To quickly navigate to the Facility Record - Go to File from the
top menu bar and choose Open, then click "Facilities").
Note: You must be in the Facilities module to validate your record.
53. Go to the Record menu on the top menu bar and click "Validate Record"
again.
54. If there is still missing data repeat steps 50-53 - If not click "OK" and skip to
Entering data for the next facility (step 55).
Entering data for the next facility
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If your next facility is in any way similar to the facility previously entered
(same addresses, chemicals or contacts) you may duplicate the facility
and change the appropriate data to save time. To do this go to Record
on the top menu bar and choose "Duplicate Facility" then proceed to
repeat steps 1-54 changing the appropriate data when necessary .
If your next facility does not have duplicate or similar information simply
click the "New Facility" button on the top the window and repeat steps 154.
If you do not have another facility to enter proceed to step 56
Submitting Tier II reports
Tier2 Submit will only create submissions from the Facilities module - If you
are not in the Facilities module - Go to File on the top menu bar then select
"Open" and choose Facilities from the list.
To create electronic submission files (Tier II Chemical Inventory Reports
saved on diskette or attached to e-mail) OR printed paper Tier II Chemical
Inventory Reports for a group of facilities you must first start a Search to
properly select the facilities you need to submit.
56. Go to Record on the top menu bar and select "Show all Records".
57. Go to Search on the top menu bar and select "Start Search".
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There are several ways you can search Tier2 Submit.
If you would like to submit facilities to a particular State :
- pick the State from the pull down list and then click the "Search" button.
If you would like to submit facilities to a particular County :
- type the County into the "County" field and then click the "Search" button.
After your search Tier2 Submit will display the found facilities in the Facilities
module in List view.
58. Go to the File menu on the top menu bar and click "Create Submission".
Found Set is the default and your Found set are the facilities you just
searched for (e.g., only ACME Chemical facilities in Vermont).
59. Click the "Start Submit Validation".
Validation Passed
60. Click the "State Submission Requirements" button to review your state's
reporting procedures for for the current reporting year
61. After reviewing your state's submission requirements - Choose either "Create
Electronic File" (Go to step 62) or one of the Paper Report options (Go to step
64) as a submission method, whichever your state prefers.
Electronic Submission
62. After you have clicked "Create Electronic File", in the "Save As" pop up
window type the name of the file (make a unique facility identifier (e.g.= ACME
facilities in Vermont reporting year 2009 = ACME_VT2009.t2s).
Note: If your state prefers to receive the Tier2 Submit file on diskette or CD please
save the facilities' Tier2 Submit file to the media or if your state prefers to have the
Tier2 Submit file e-mailed, save the zip file to an accessible directory so it can be
attached in an e-mail message.
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Tier2 Submit now has the option to save as a “t2s file” in
addition to the “zip file” format, due to the increase in zip file restrictions. Both file
formats will work seamlessly with CAMEOfm and Tier2 Submit.
63. After you have entered a unique filename and chosen the appropriate location
to save click the "Save" button and the "Done" button on the next screen.
Paper Submission
64. After you have clicked "Create Complete Paper Report" or "Create Original
Style Paper Report", click the "Print Report" button.
65. Then click "OK" on the Print set up pop up window (make sure you have
selected the correct printer).
Congratulations! Now you must either: A.) mail the diskette/CD to your State,
LEPC and Fire Dept or B.) e-mail the zip file to your State, LEPC or Fire Dept or
C.) mail the printed report to your State, LEPC and Fire Dept.
If you need to make multiple submissions (to another state or another LEPC) return to step 56 to start a new search and submit again
Note: If you have created an electronic submission zip file, do not attempt to
open the file directly. These files are designed to only be read by Tier2 Submit
or CAMEOfm.
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Tier2 Submit Field Descriptions
Facilities
Field Definition
Facility Name
Department
Street Address
Street
City
County
Fire District
State
Zip
Mailing Address
Street
City
State
Zip
Country
SIC
Field Description
Enter the full name of your facility (and
company identifier where appropriate).
Enter the full name of the facility department
that is reporting
full street address or state road of the facility
city in US or territory where facility is located
County, parish, island or district where
facility is located
Local Fire Department District where facility
is located
State or Territory where facility is located
5 digit zip code where the facility is located
full mailing street address of the facility or
facility's parent company
mailing address city
mailing address State
mailing address zipcode
mailing address Country
Enter the primary Standard Industrial
Classification (SIC) code
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Primary Dun & Bradstreet number for the
facility. The financial officer of your facility
should be able to provide the Dun &
Dun & Bradstreet Facility Code
Bradstreet number. If your firm does not
have this information, contact the State or
regional office of Dun & Bradstreet to obtain
your facility number or have one assigned.
EPA Facility ID given to the facility by the
RMP
EPA for use with Risk Management Plan
(only if applicable)
North American Industry Classification
System - Industry Classification System that
NAICS
is replacing the SIC. For more info visit
Census - NAICS
Number required by the State of Washington
Community Right to Know #
for applicable facilities
State ID
Number /code given to the facility by the state
Latitude
facility latitude
Longitude
facility longitude
Method for determining Latitude and
What method did the facility use to obtain
Longitude
LAT/LONG
Description of location identified by Latitude Where at the facility was the lat /long
and Longitude
obtained (i.e plant entrance)
Number of employees
Number of employees that work at the facility
Check if all chemical in inventory are
identical to last years submission
Check this box if you have submitted a site
plan the state, LEPC and fire dept. or are
I have submitted a site plan
going to submit a site plan with the Tier 2
Submit submission
Check this box if you are going to attach a
I have attached a description of dikes and
description of dikes and other safeguards/
other safeguards/measures
measures with the Tier 2 Submit submission
Check this box if you are going to attach a
I have attached a list of site coordinates
list of site coordinate abbreviations with the
abbreviations
Tier 2 Submit submission
This box with be automatically checked if the
Failed Tier2 Submit validation
report did not pass the minimum
requirements for submission
State / Local Fees Total
Total fees paid
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Signature
Date Signed
Name of Owner/operator or authorized
representative
Date the Owner/Operator or the authorized
representative signed the submission
Contacts
Field Definition
First Name
Last
Address
City
State
Zip
Country
Title
E-mail
Phone Type
Phone #
Contact Type
Field Description
First Name of contact - if entering the owner/
operator DO NOT enter a corporation name if
this facility is not individually owned. Enter
the operator.
Last Name of the contact - if entering the
owner/operator DO NOT enter a corporation
name if this facility is not individually
owned. Enter the operator.
Mail address for the contact listed (Only the
Owner/Operator is federally required). This
mailing address may contain street address,
post office box, or rural route number/box
number
City name for address listed
State code for address listed
Zip code for address listed.
Country for the address listed
Title of the contact
E-mail address for the contact
Choose a phone type for the contact from this
field's pull down menu *Reminder 24-hour
phone is required for the facility's emergency
contact*
type the appropriate phone number into this
field for each phone type *Reminder be sure
to include the area code*
Choose the appropriate contact type for each
contact from this field's pull down menu
*Reminder both Owner/Operator and
Emergency Contact are federally required
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Chemicals in Inventory
Field Definition
CAS #
Chem Name
EHS
Trade secret
Physical State
Field Description
Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry
number - To find the CAS number of a
chemical, consult the Material Safety Data
Sheet (MSDS) for the chemical or product.
Chemical Name - enter the pure chemical,
trade name, brand name or the company's
code name for the substance in the space
provided.
check off if the chemical reported is an
Extremely Hazardous Substance or contains
any ingredients (at a concentration greater
then 1%) that are on the Extremely
Hazardous Substances List *Tier 2 Submit
will automatically check off EHS if an EHS
chemical is chosen from the "Lookup
Chemical Name" feature
DO NOT check off this data field UNLESS
you are the manufacturer of a trade secret
product which is being entered under this
chemical description block. If you are
withholding the name of a chemical in
accordance with the criteria specified under
EPCRA, Section 322, enter the generic
chemical and check off the trade secret box.
● Pure - check off if the chemical
reported is a pure substance
● Mixture - check off if the chemical
reported is a mixture
● Solid - check off if the chemical
reported is a solid when used
● Liquid - check off if the chemical
reported is a liquid when used
● Gas - check off if the chemical
reported is a gas when used
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Hazards
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Health Effects
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Fire - check off if the chemical is or
includes products which are
flammable, combustible liquid,
pyrophoric, and/or oxidizer as defined
by 1910.1200 of the Title 29 Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR)
Pressure - check off if the chemical is
or includes products which are
explosive or a compressed gas as
defined by 1910.1200 of the Title 29
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Reactive - check off if the chemical is
or includes products which are
unstable reactives, organic peroxides,
and/or water reactive as defined by
1910.1200 of the Title 29 Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR)
Acute - check of if the chemical is or
includes products which are highly
toxic, corrosive, toxic, irritants,
sensitizers and other chemicals which
cause an adverse effect to a target
organ, which manifests itself after a
long period of time following
exposure or after repeated contact
with the substance defined by
1910.1200 of the Title 29 Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR)
Chronic - check of if the chemical is
or includes products which are
carcinogens, mutagens or teratogens
and other hazardous chemicals that
cause an adverse effect to a target
organ that manifests itself after a long
period of time following exposure or
after repeated contact with the
substance as defined by 1910.1200 of
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the Title 29 Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR)
Chemical information identical to previous
year
Days On Site
Maximum Daily Amount
Max Code
Average Daily Amount
Avg Code
Max Amount in Largest Container
check off this box if the information for this
chemical is the same as the previous
reporting year
Total number of days during the calendar
year the chemical was located at the facility
The maximum amount of each chemical at
your facility should be based on the highest
quantity of the substance ( in pounds) that
was stored at any one time during the
calender year.
Maximum Daily Amount Code- the
maximum range of each chemical at your
facility should be based on the highest
quantity of the substance ( in pounds) that
was stored at any one time during the
calender year.
The average amount of each chemical at your
facility should be based on the average
quantity of the substance ( in pounds) that
was stored during the calender year.
Average Daily Amount Code - the average
range of each chemical at your facility should
be based on the average quantity of the
substance ( in pounds) that was stored during
the calender year.
Maximum amount of reported chemical at
your facility in the largest container (in
pounds) that was stored at any one time
during the calender year.
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Storage Codes
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Location
Max Amount at Location
Unit
Mixture Components EHS
Mixture Components CAS
Component
%
Type - choose the type of chemical
storage container that the reported
chemical was stored in during the
calendar year from the pull down
menu in this field
Press - choose the appropriate
pressure storage code for the reported
chemical from the pull down menu in
this field
Temp - choose the appropriate
temperature storage code for the
reported chemical from the pull down
menu in this field
Type the location of each storage container at
the facility. Each row represents one storage
location (i.e. Chlorine tank #1 = Building 2
Quad 4)
Type the maximum amount of the reported
chemical that was stored at this location
during the calendar year
Choose the Unit of measurement for the
reported chemical at this location (Most
states prefer pounds)
Check off if the mixture component reported
is an Extremely Hazardous Substance or the
component contains any ingredients (at a
concentration greater then 1%) that are on the
Extremely Hazardous Substances List
Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry
number - To find the CAS number of a
chemical, consult the Material Safety Data
Sheet (MSDS) for the chemical or product
Enter the pure chemical, trade name, brand
name or the company's code name for the
substance in the space provided
Number that represents the percentage of the
component in the chemical being reported
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Wt/Vol
Choose Wt=weight or Vol=volume from the
pull down menu to correctly label the
component's percentage.
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Additional State Tier II Field Descriptions
Some states request additional information for Tier II Chemical
Inventory reports. Below is a table of the States that have additional
data fields and the corresponding descriptions.
ALASKA
Max. Daily Amount
Average Daily Amount
Max. amount per container in pounds
Max Amount at Location
ARIZONA
facility e-mail
facility fax
owner/operator fax
Regulatory POC Name
Regulatory POC Title
Regulatory POC Phone
Regulatory POC Fax
Regulatory POC E-mail
State Additional fields
Actual maximum daily amount of the
reported chemical in pounds
Actual average daily amount of the reported
chemical in pounds
Max. amount per container in pounds of a
specific chemical on site on any one day
during the reporting year
Type the maximum amount of the reported
chemical that was stored at this location
during the calendar year
State Additional fields
facility e-mail
facility fax
owner/operator fax
Name of Facility Regulatory Point of
Contact
Title of Facility Regulatory Point of Contact
Phone Number for Facility Regulatory Point
of Contact
Fax Number for Facility Regulatory Point of
Contact
E-mail for Facility Regulatory Point of
Contact
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Regulatory POC Street Address
Regulatory POC City
Regulatory POC STATE
Regulatory POC Zipcode
Facility on Tribal Land
IF YES- Name of Indian Nation
Street Address for Facility Regulatory Point
of Contact
City for Facility Regulatory Point of
Contact
State for Facility Regulatory Point of
Contact
Zipcode for Facility Regulatory Point of
Contact
Reporting Facility located on Tribal land in
Arizona
Type in the name of the Indian Nation
COLORADO
Indicate if an RMP facility
State Additional fields
Check-off if an RMP facility
Check-off if the facility's emergency
Emergency procedures reviewed with local
procedures have been reviewed by the local
fire
fire dept.
GEORGIA
County
Mailing address
State Additional fields
Indicate the county where the facility is
located
Fill the correct mailing street address, city,
state and zipcode for the reporting facility
HAWAII
Indicate Island
State Additional fields
Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu
INDIANA
State Additional fields
Type in the Fire Department District where
the facility is located
Choose from Federal Gov, State Gov, Local
Gov, Private Agriculture, Private Industrial
Check off if this is the first Tier II filing in
Fire District
Facility Type
First Time Filing
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IN
Check off if this is an update to the annual
Updated Filing
Tier II filing
Check off if this is the facility's EPCRA 302
EPCRA 302 Submission
filing
Check off if this is the facility's EPCRA 311
EPCRA 311 Submission
filing
Check off if the facility's emergency
Emergency Procedures Reviewed
procedures have been reviewed by the
LEPC / Fire Dept
Check off if the facility's emergency plans
Emergency Plans Submitted to the
have been submitted to the LEPC and Fire
LEPC/Fire Dept.
Dept
Type in the total number of chemicals
Indicate Number of Chemicals Included
included with this submission
Indicate Number of EHS Chemicals
Type in the number of EHS chemicals
Included
included with this submission
Type in the previous name of the facility, if
Indicate Previous Facility Name (if known)
unknown type N/A or unknown
Type in the previous Parent Company or
Indicate Previous Parent Company/Owner
Facility Owner, if unknown type N/A or
(if known)
unknown
Indicate Number of Facilities in IN for this Type in the total number of facilities in IN
owner
for this owner
Type in the Name of the Local Emergency
LEPC
Planning Committee for this facility
Type in the IN Facility ID number for this
Facility ID Number
facility
MAINE
Mode of Shipment
Frequency of Shipment
Frequency of Shipment
Max capacity per single vessel
Max Quantity of Shipment in Lbs
Avg Quantity of Shipment in lbs
Physical state in transit
Packaging code
State Additional fields
Check off the mode of shipment for the
chemical: Truck, Tank Truck, Rail Car,
Tank Car, Pipeline, Barge, Other (Specify in
text)
filer enters #
then checks- wk, month, yr
Maximum capacity per single vessel
Total amount of shipment
Average amount of shipment
Solid, Liq, or Gas
Use same list as Storage Codes: A=Above
ground tank B=Below ground tank C=Tank
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inside building D=Steel Drum E=Plastic or
non-metallic drum F=Can G=Carboy
H=Silo I=Fiber Drum J=Bag K=Box
L=Cylinder M=Glass bottle or jug
N=Plastic bottle or jug O=Tote Bin P=Box
Car Q=Tank Car R=Tank Truck S=Pipeline
T=other
provide both the primary and alternate
Comments
routes of travel
Name of the Company that is transporting
Carrier
the chemical
Carrier Street Address
Company Street Address
Carrier City
Company City
Carrier STATE
Company STATE
Carrier ZIPCODE
Company ZIPCODE
Carrier telephone
Company telephone
Carrier Emergency Contact - Name
Company Emergency Contact - Name
Company Emergency Contact - Phone
Carrier Emergency Contact - Phone Number
Number
Company 24-HOUR CARRIER
24-HOUR CARRIER TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
NORTH DAKOTA
Facility Email
Contacts
Site Plan
Maximum Daily Amount
Average Daily Amount
State Additional fields
Owner/Operator email
A local North Dakota contact required
site plan is required
Maximum Daily Amount required
Average Daily Amound required
OHIO
State Additional fields
Check off if this is the first Tier II filing in
OH
Check off if this is an update to the annual
Tier II filing
Check off if this is the facilities annual Tier
II filing
Check off if Facility has changed names in
the past reporting year
Check off if the submission includes
Confidential Location Forms for Chemical
Storage Locations
check off if the owner /operator has changed
Initial Filing (First Time Filer)
Updated Filing
Annual Filing
Facility Name Change
Confidential Location Forms Included
Owner/Operator has changed
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in the past reporting year
Type in the number of EHS included with
Total EHS Chemicals Included
this submission
Type in the total number of chemicals
Number of Chemicals Included
included with this submission
Name of Facility's Site or Operating
Site or Operating Division Name
Division Name if applicable
Type in the old facility name if it has
Name of previous facility name (if known)
changed
Name of previous parent company/owner (if Type in the previous parent company or
known)
owner if the owner has changed
Pick either EHS, Hazardous or Voluntary
Fee classification for this reported substance
for the pull down list
ATTENTION Ohio facilities :
1.) Dun & Bradstreet and SIC codes are required
2.) Number of Employees is required
3.) 2nd Emergency Contact is required (both Emergency Contacts
are required to list e-mail and fax#)
4.) Local Fire Department Contact is required (use "Fire
Department" from the Contact Type pull down list)
5.) Regulatory Point of Contact is also required
6.) Ohio facilities must submit a site plan once every three years
and check off "I have submitted a site plan" in the Certification tab
6.) The "location" field under the Storage Locations tab must be
completed in the following manner:
A. Enter the Building, Tank or Area number (B, T or A) which corresponds
to the facility map you prepared
B. Enter the Room number or division from your facility map
C. Identify the floor (above or below ground level)
Example: B1 Room 101 Ground Floor
OKLAHOMA
Number facilities in State
SOUTH CAROLINA
Max in Largest Vessel
State Additional fields
total number of facilities reported for the
State for a specific Owner/Operator
State Additional fields
Maximum amount of chemical in largest
vessel in pounds
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SOUTH DAKOTA
payment #
No change in chemical amount
State Additional fields
code used in state
Check-off box indicating no change
TEXAS
County
Initial Filing
Updated Filing
Annual Filing
State Additional fields
County where the facility in located
Check box if this is an initial filing.
Check box if this is an updated filing.
Check box if this is an annual filing.
Confidential Chemical Storage Included in
the submission.
Facilities are being consolidated.
Checkbox if this is an EPCRA 302
submission.
Enter the TXT2 number obtained from the
TX Tier2 program
Confidential Locations Included
Consolidating Facilities
EPCRA 302
TXT2
VERMONT
Record of reporting years
State Additional fields
Years reported (Example: 96,97,98,99,00)
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CHAPTER 4 - Modify Tier II information
In this Chapter you will learn how to modify your Tier II information within Tier2
Submit. This chapter includes instructions on how to:
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Add a Facility
Add a Contact
Add a Chemical
Delete a Facility
Delete a Contact
Delete a Chemical
Change a Facility
Change a Contact
Change a Chemical
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Add Facility
There are two ways to add a facility
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To add a facility that has similar Facility, Contact or Chemical information to a
previously entered facility.
- Click the rolodex icon on the left of the window to scroll through any
previously entered facilities, choose the facility that is the most similiar to the
new facility you would like to enter.
- Go to the Record menu on the top menu of the program and choose
Duplicate facility. Now you may navigate through the windows to enter/edit the
data for the new facility as appropriate.
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To start a completely new facility record - Simply click the
on the top of the window.
button
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Add Contact
1. Click the
button on top of the window (Tier2 Submit will list the
contacts already associated with the selected facility).
2. Click the
button from the top of the window.
3. Enter all the appropriate contact data into the fields.
In the third block you must associate the new contact to one or more facilities.
4. Click the "Add Facility" button.
5. Click on the facility you want to add the contact to ( The facility will have the
little black bar to the left of the year when selected).
6. Then click the "Select" button.
Repeat steps 4-6 if you would like to associate this new contact with any other
facilities.
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Add a Chemical to Inventory
If you have more than one facility entered into Tier2 Submit here is a quick tip ( If you
only have one facility skip to step 2).
1. Click the Rolodex icon on the left side of the window to "flip" through the
facility records you have already entered - Choose the facility record that you
would like to add a chemical to, then...
2. Click the
button on the top of the window.
3. Click the
button on top of the window.
4. Enter all the appropriate data.
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Delete Facility
1. Click the
button from the top of the window.
2. Click on the Facility you would like to delete ( a little black bar to the left of the
year indicates that the record is selected).
3. Go to Record from the top menu bar and choose "Delete Facility".
Quick tip - Use the Rolodex on the left side of the window to choose the facility
you want to delete then go to the Record on the top menu bar and choose
Delete Facility.
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Delete Contact
1. Click the
button from the top of the window.
2. Click on the Contact you would like to delete ( a little black bar to the left of the
last name indicates that the record is selected).
3. Go to Record from the top menu bar and choose "Delete Contact".
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Delete a Chemical from Inventory
1. Click the
button from the top of the window.
2. Click on the Chemical you would like to delete ( a little black bar to the left of
the last name indicates that the record is selected).
3. Go to Record from the top menu bar and choose "Delete Chemical in
Inventory".
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Change a Facility's information
1. Click the
button from the top of the window.
2. Click on the Facility you would like to change ( a little black bar to the left of
the year indicates that the record is selected).
3. Click the
button.
4. Proceed to navigate through the data fields to change the appropriate
information.
The program will save any changes automatically.
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Change a Contact's information
1. Click the
button from the top of the window.
2. Click on the Contact you would like to change ( a little black bar to the left of
the last name indicates that the record is selected).
3. Click the
button from the top of the window.
4. Proceed to navigate through the contact's data fields to change the
appropriate information.
In the third block you can associate the contact with more facilities.
5. Click the "Add Facility" button.
6. Click on the facility you want to add the contact to ( The facility will have the
little black bar to the left of the year when selected).
7. Then click the "Select" button.
The program will save any changes automatically
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Change a Chemical's information
1. Click the
button from the top of the window.
2. Click on the Chemical you would like to change ( a little black bar to the left of
the last name indicates that the record is selected).
3. Click the
button from the top of the window.
4. Proceed to navigate through the chemical's data fields to change the
appropriate information.
The program will save any changes automatically.
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CHAPTER 5 - Validating Data
Validation
Validation is Tier2 Submit's way of checking that the minimum required fields for Tier
II Chemical Inventory Reports are complete. This saves time for both the receiving
agency and the reporting facility.
To save time validate after you enter each facility.
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After you have entered all of the facility, contact and chemical information - Go to the
facility record you wish to validate then go to Record from the top menu bar and
choose "Validate Record".
If the minimum fields for submission are complete a pop up window will appear
stating that the facility has passed all validation checks. Click the "OK" button to
complete the validation process.
If a field did not have all the appropriate information for submission click the "Go to
Field" button from the pop up window and correct the data. Then navigate back to
the Facilities module (Go to the File menu choose Open and then "Facilities" from
the list). Now check all the facility information again by going to Record from the top
menu bar and choose "Validate Record".
If another field did not have all the appropriate information for submission repeat the
last step until your facility has all the minimum fields completed for submission.
Make a Validation Report
A user can view or print a validation report with Tier2 Submit.
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From the Facilities module go to the File menu and choose "Make Validation
Report".
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The Tier2 Submit Validation report window appears and you can choose to make a
validation report for the Current Record or for the "Found Set" of records.
After choosing to make a validation report for either the Found Set or the Current
Record, another window appears. You have the choice of viewing or printing the
validation report in this window.
When you "view" the validation report use the File menu and "Close" to return to
your Facility record.
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CHAPTER 6 - Submitting Data!
After you have validated the facility you would like to submit. Follow the submission
steps below:
If you only have one facility entered into Tier2 Submit:
Tier2 Submit will only create submissions from the Facilities module - If you
are not in the Facilities module - Go to File on the top menu bar then select
"Open" and choose Facilities from the list.
1. Go to the File menu on the top menu bar and click "Create Submission".
Found Set is the default and your Found set is the one facility you just
entered.
2. Click the "Start Submit Validation" button.
The facility passed if you completed validation before this step. If not see
Chapter 5- Validation.
3. Click "State Submission Requirements" to double check your state's Tier
II reporting procedures.
4. After reviewing your state's submission requirements choose either "Create
Electronic File" (Go to step 5) or "Create Complete Paper Report" (Go to step 7)
or "Create Original Style Paper Report" (Go to step 7).
Electronic Submission
5. After you have clicked "Create Electronic File", in the "Save As" pop up
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window type the name of the file (make a unique facility identifier (e.g.= ACME
in Maryland reporting year 2009 = ACME_MD2009).
Note: If your state prefers to receive the Tier2 Submit file on diskette or CD please
save the facility's Tier2 Submit file to the media or if your state prefers to have the
Tier2 Submit file e-mailed, save the zip file to an accessible directory so it can be
attached in an e-mail message.
Tier2 Submit now has the option to save as a “t2s file” in
addition to the “zip file” format, due to the increase in zip file restrictions. Both file
formats will work seamlessly with CAMEOfm and Tier2 Submit.
6. After you have entered a unique filename and chosen the appropriate location
to save click the "Save" button and the "Done" button on the next screen.
Paper Submission
7. After you have clicked "Create Complete Paper Report" or "Create Original
Style Report", click the "Print Report" button.
8. Then click "OK" on the Print set up pop up window (make sure you have
selected the correct printer).
Congratulations! Now you must either: A.) mail the diskette / CD to your State, LEPC
and Fire Dept or B.) e-mail the zip file to your State, LEPC or Fire Dept or C.) mail the
printed report to your State, LEPC and Fire Dept.
If you have more than one facility entered into Tier2 Submit:
After you have validated the facilities you would like to submit. Follow the submission
steps below:
Tier2 Submit will only create submissions from the Facilities module - If you
are not in the Facilities module - Go to File on the top menu bar then select
"Open" and choose Facilities from the list.
To create electronic submission files (Tier II Chemical Inventory Reports
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saved on diskette or attached to e-mail) OR printed paper Tier II Chemical
Inventory Reports for a group of facilities you must first start a Search to
properly select the facilities you need to submit.
1. Go to Record on the top menu bar and select "Show all Records".
2. Go to Search on the top menu bar and select "Start Search".
There are several ways you can search Tier2 Submit.
If you would like to submit facilities to a particular State :
- pick the State from the pull down list and then click the "Search" button.
If you would like to submit facilities to a particular County :
- type the County into the "County" field and then click the "Search" button.
After your search Tier2 Submit will display the found facilities in the Facilities
module in List view.
3. Go to the File menu on the top menu bar and click "Create Submission".
Found Set is the default and your "Found set" are the facilities you just
searched for (e.g., only ACME Chemical facilities in Maryland).
4. Click the "Start Submit Validation".
The facility passed if you completed validation before this step. If not see
Chapter 5- Validation.
5. Click "State Submission Requirements" to double check your state's Tier
II reporting procedures.
6. Choose either "Create Electronic File" (Go to step 7) or "Create Complete
Paper Report" (Go to step 9) or "Create Original Style Report" (Go to step 9).
Electronic Submission
7. After you have clicked "Create Electronic File", in the "Save As" pop up
window type the name of the file (make a unique facility identifier (e.g.= ACME
facilities in Maryland reporting year 2009 = ACME_MD2009.t2s).
Note: The Tier2 Submit submission file can consist of multiple facilities!
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Note: If your state prefers to receive the Tier2 Submit file on diskette or CD please
save the facilities Tier2 Submit file to the media or if your state prefers to have the
Tier2 Submit file e-mailed, save the zip file to an accessible directory so it can be
attached in an e-mail message.
Tier2 Submit now has the option to save as a “t2s file” in
addition to the “zip file” format, due to the increase in zip file restrictions. Both file
formats will work seamlessly with CAMEOfm and Tier2 Submit.
8. After you have entered a unique filename and chosen the appropriate location
to save click the "Save" button and the "Done" button on the next screen.
Paper Submission
9. After you have clicked "Create Complete Paper Report" or "Create Original
Style Report", click the "Print Report" button.
10. Then click "OK" on the Print set up pop up window (make sure you have
selected the correct printer).
Congratulations! Now you must either: A.) mail the diskette / CD to your State,
LEPC and Fire Dept or B.) e-mail the zip file to your State, LEPC or Fire Dept or
C.) mail the printed report to your State, LEPC and Fire Dept.
If you need to make multiple submissions (to another state or another LEPC) return to step 1 to start a new search and submit again.
Note: If you have created an electronic submission zip file, do not attempt to open
the file directly. These files are designed to only be read by Tier2 Submit or
CAMEOfm.
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CHAPTER 7 - Importing / Exporting
To import Tier2 Submit submissions*:
Tier2 Submit now has the option to save as a “t2s
file” in addition to the “zip file” format, due to the increase in zip file
restrictions. Both file formats will work seamlessly with CAMEOfm and Tier2
Submit.
1. Save the zip files (Tier2 Submit submissions) to a single directory (folder) on
your computer or network.
For example: C:\Tier II submissions
From the Facilities module in Tier2 Submit ( If you are not in the Facilities
module go to File on the top menu bar and click "Open" and then select
"Facilities" from the list).
2. Go to File from the top menu bar and click "Import/Export".
a. If you are importing multiple zip files check the "Batch (multiple file)
Import" box before step 3.
3. Click the "Import Files" button on the next window.
4. On the pop up window browse to find the directory where you saved the zip file
(s) (Tier2 Submit submissions).
Example: C:\Tier II Submissions
5. Highlight the zip file and click the "Open" button.
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a. If you are importing multiple zip files select the first zip file in the
directory. All zip files will be imported into Tier2 Submit from that
directory.
6. Click "OK" on the next pop up window and then click "Done" on the following
screen.
* The current version of Tier2 Submit will only take zip files created by Tier2 Submit 2003 and later
you have a submission from Tier2 Submit 2001 or 2002 and do not have access to
Tier2 Submit 2002 or 2003, contact the RMP Reporting Center at 703-227-7650 or email: [email protected] Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm eastern.
If you would like to import your Tier2 Submit data in CAMEO see Chapter 7 of
the CAMEOfm User's Manual. CAMEOfm and the User's Manual can be
downloaded from http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/content/cameo/index.htm
Exporting Tier2 files:
Exporting should NOT be utilized by a reporting party. Exporting is a function for
receiving agencies ONLY. States, LEPCs and Fire Depts. can use this command to
export Tier2 Submit files to CAMEO or another program.
Tier2 Submit now has the option to save as a “t2s file” in addition
to the “zip file” format, due to the increase in zip file restrictions. Both file formats will
work seamlessly with CAMEOfm and Tier2 Submit.
To export a particular group of facilities you must first start a Search to properly
select the facilities you need to export.
1. Go to Record on the top menu bar and select "Show all Records".
2. Go to Search on the top menu bar and select "Start Search".
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There are several ways you can search Tier2 Submit.
If you would like to export facilities from a particular State :
- pick the State from the pull down list and then click the "Search" button.
If you would like to export facilities from a particular County :
- type the County into the "County" field and then click the "Search" button.
If you would like to export a single facility out of your list of facilities:
- type the facility name into the "Facility Name" field and then click the
"Search" button.
(Or simply pick the facility from the Facility List and choose "Current Record"
from the Import/Export screen).
After your search Tier2 Submit will display the found facilities in the Facilities
module in List view.
3. Go to the File menu on the top menu bar and click "Import/Export".
Found Set is the default and your Found set are the facilities you just
searched for (i.e only facilities in VT).
4. Click the "Export Files" button.
5. In the "Save As" pop up window type the name of the file (make a unique
facility identifier (e.g.= All facilities in Vermont reporting year 2009 =
VT_Tier2_2009.zip).
6. Click "Save" and then click "Done".
The zip file created after a Tier2 Submit submission or export is CAMEO import
ready! See Chapter 7 of the CAMEOfm User's Guide for details.
CAMEOfm and the User's Manual can be downloaded from http://www.epa.gov/
osweroe1/content/cameo/index.htm
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CHAPTER 8 - Reference Information
This chapter contains basic reference information you may find useful as you work
with Tier2 Submit: explanations of the functions of Tier2 Submit button commands,
menu commands, data descriptions and an overview of the legislation on which Tier
II Chemical Inventory reports are based.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Tier2 Submit FAQs are now available at: http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/content/epcra/
tier2submitfaq.htm
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Hot Buttons
Tier2 Submit has hot buttons which allow the user to navigate from module to
module ( e.g.= from Facilities to Chemical in Inventory ) and between Record view
and List view.
Record view is the default view and is best for entering new or editing old data within
Facilities, Contacts or Chemicals in Inventory.
List view is best for seeing all records that have been entered in Tier2 Submit ( e.g. =
view all the facilities or all the contacts for a facility or all the chemicals in a particular
facility's inventory).
The hot buttons are located on the top of each module window in both Record view
and List view.
Below is a list of all the hot buttons and their functions organized by module.
NOTE: The
button will take you to the Users Manual in any module.
Facilities module (Record View)
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This button switches over to the List view which allows the user
to see all the facilities that have been entered into Tier2 Submit.
This button closes the Facilities module and opens the
Chemical in Inventory module in List view (if there are not any chemicals
already entered then the Chemical in Inventory Record view is opened).
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This button closes the Facilities module and opens the
Chemical in Inventory module in List view (if there are not any chemicals
already entered then the Chemical in Inventory Record view is opened).
This button creates a new facility record
Facilities module (List View)
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This button switches over to the Record view which allows the
user to add or edit information for the selected facility.
This button closes the Facilities module and opens the
Chemical in Inventory module in List view (if there are not any chemicals
already entered then the Chemical in Inventory Record view is opened).
This button closes the Facilities module and opens the
Contacts module in List view (if there are not any contacts already entered
then the Contacts Record view is opened).
This button creates a new facility record
This button only appears at the top of the window if the user
is working with a "found set" of records.
( e.g.= User searches Tier2 Submit for all facilities in Anne Arundel County,
Maryland. The "found set" is only those facilities in Anne Arundel County,
Maryland. The View all Facilities button clears the "found set" and shows all
the facility records).
Contacts module (Record View)
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This button switches over to the List view which allows the user
to see all the contacts that are associated with the currently selected facility.
This button shows all the facilities associated with the current
contact. ( if no facilities are associated with the contact then all the facilities
are show in List view).
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This button creates a new contact record.
This button closes the Contacts module and takes the user back
to the Facility Record.
Contacts module (List View)
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This button switches over to the Record view which allows the
user to add or edit information for the selected contact.
This button shows all the facilities associated with the selected
contact. (Click on a contact to select - a black bar to the left of the last name
indicates selection).
This button creates a new contact record.
This button only appears at the top of the window if the user
is working with a "found set" of records.
button from the Facilities module and a
( e.g.= User clicks the
short list of three contacts appears in the next window. These three contacts
are associated with the currently selected facility. Clicking the "View all
Contact" button simply clears the "found set" and shows all the contacts
records in Tier2 Submit ).
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This button closes the Contacts module and takes the user back
to the Facility Record.
Chemicals in Inventory module (Record View)
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This button switches over to the List view which allows the user
to see all the chemicals associated with the currently selected facility.
closes the Chemical in Inventory module and shows the
currently selected facility in Record view.
This button closes the Chemicals in Inventory module and
opens the Contacts module in List view.
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in Record view.
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This button creates a new chemical in inventory record
This button closes the Contacts module and takes the user back
to the Facility Record.
Chemicals in Inventory module (List View)
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This button switches over to the Record view which allows the
user to add or edit information for the selected chemical.
closes the Chemical in Inventory module and shows the
currently selected facility in Record view.
This button closes the Chemicals in Inventory module and
opens the Contacts module in List view.
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in Record view.
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This button appears at the top of the window if the
user is working with a "found set" of chemical in inventory records. The "found
set" are the chemicals associated with the currently selected facility.
Click
facilities.
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This button creates a new chemical in inventory record
to show all the Chemicals in Inventory for all
This button closes the Contacts module and takes the user back
to the Facility Record.
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File menu
Open
Hierarchical menu which gives Tier2 Submit users access to either one of the other
modules (Facilities, Contacts or Chemical in Inventory). Users can only have one
module open at a time, so opening a module via this command would automatically
close any open module.
For example - The Facilities module is open and the user goes to the Open
command from the File menu, then chooses either Contacts or Chemicals in
Inventory - The Facilities module closes and the chosen module opens.
Close
This command closes the open module.
Import/Export
Takes user to a view in the Navigator module where options are displayed for
importing or exporting data. This view would not otherwise be visible to users.
Make Validation Report
Only available from the Facility Module. Takes user to a view in the Navigator
module where options are displayed for making a validation report. This view would
not otherwise be visible to users.
Create Submission
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Only available from the Facility module. Takes user to a view in the Navigator
module where options are displayed for submit validation then options for making
electronic or printed Tier II reports. This view would not otherwise be visible to users.
Exit
Exits from the Tier2 Submit program (all data is saved automatically).
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Edit menu
Copy
Copies selected contents of a field.
Paste
Pastes copied contents into an applicable field.
Select All
Selects all contents of a field.
Spelling
Check Selection - spell checks the selected text.
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Record menu
View List
Switch to list view in the open module.
View Record
Switch to record view in the open module.
Next Tab
Opens the next tab in the open module (only applicable in Record view of the
Facilities and Chemicals in Inventory modules).
(e.g., User is in the Facilities module in Record view and the "State Fields" tab is
open. User goes to the Record menu the clicks Next Tab and the "Certification" tab
opens).
Show Related
In the Facilities module:
Show Related Chemicals in Inventory - shows all the chemicals in inventory for the
currently selected facility (in List view).
Show Related Contacts- shows all the contacts for the currently selected facility (in
List view).
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In the Contacts module:
Show Related Facilities- shows all the facilities that are associated with the currently
selected contact (in List view).
In the Chemicals in Inventory module:
Show Related Contacts- shows all the contacts for the currently selected facility (in
List view).
Show Related Facility- shows the facility that is associated with the currently selected
chemical (in Record view).
Sort
User can sort records by any field in each of the three modules.
(e.g.= user would like to sort all the facilities (in List view) by county in the Facilities
module- user goes to the Record menu and clicks Sort. To clear the default sort the
user clicks the "Clear all" button then selects FCounty from list to the left then the
"Move" button and then the "Sort" button. Now all the facilities are sorted
alphabetically by county).
Show All
This command clears all "found sets" and shows all the records in the opened
module.
New
In the Facilities module:
New Facility - creates new facility record (in Record view).
In the Contacts module:
New Contact - creates new contact record (in Record view).
In the Chemicals in Inventory module:
New Chemical in Inventory - creates new chemical in inventory record (in Record
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view).
Duplicate
Only available in the Facilities module.
This command duplicates the currently selected facility.
Delete
In the Facilities module:
Delete Facility - deletes the currently selected facility record.
In the Contacts module:
Delete Contact - deletes the currently selected contact record.
In the Chemicals in Inventory module:
Delete Chemical in Inventory - deletes the currently selected chemical in inventory
record.
Delete All
available only from List view
This command deletes all the records from the open module or all of the "found set"
in the open module.
Revert Record
Available only from Record view
Changes the current record back after changes have been made in any module.
Validate Record
Available only from the Facilities module
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Checks all of the selected facilities' Tier II information for minimum requirements.
Go To
This command takes the user to records in each open module.
First - first record in the list
Previous- record the user was at last
Next- next record in the list
Last- last record of the list
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Search menu
Start Search
Starts the Basic Tier2 Submit search window where a user can search within each of
the three modules.
Append Search
Starts the Basic Tier2 Submit search where a user can add to the existing search for
better or broader results.
Subset Search
Starts the Basic Tier2 Submit search window where a user can search the "found
set" in any module to narrow results.
Clear Search
Clears the previous search results' "found set".
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Scripts Menu
The Scripts Menu - no commands are available in this menu for Tier2 Submit
Help menu
Tier2 Submit Help
This is the only command under the Help menu. Takes the user to this manual.
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Statutes and Regulations
What is the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)?
The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 establishes
requirements for Federal, State and local governments and industry regarding
emergency planning and "Community Right-to-Know" reporting on hazardous and
toxic chemicals. This law built upon EPA's Chemical Emergency Preparedness
Program (CEPP) and numerous State and local programs aimed at helping
communities to better meet their responsibilities in regard to potential chemical
emergencies. The Community Right-to-Know provisions, through the creation of
State Emergency Response Commissions and Local Emergency Planning
Committees, help increase the public's knowledge and access to information on the
presence of hazardous chemicals in their communities and releases of these
chemicals into the environment. States and communities, working with facilities, will
be better able to improve chemical safety and protect public health and the
environment.
Regulations
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EPCRA Regulations: 40 CFR Chapter I, Sub-chapter J
Amendments to Hazardous Chemical Reporting Thresholds, Streamlining
Requirements. 40 CFR Parts 355 and 370 (Signed May 21, 1998; Published
June 8, 1998) (HTML)
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Programs; Amendments
to Hazardous Chemical Reporting Thresholds for Gasoline and Diesel Fuel at
Retail Gas Stations; Final Rule (Signed February 4, 1999; Published February
11, 1999) (HTML)
Also available in PDF.
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For more Tier II information please see EPCRA Information
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How to report your facility latitude and longitude
There are four data elements to report for latitude and longitude:
1. Lat/long Description
2. Lat/Long Method
3. Reporting the Latitude and Longitude
1.) Choosing your Lat/Long Description
You will first need to choose your Lat/Long "Description" which represents the exact
location of your latitude and longitude values. The most common Lat/Long
"Descriptions" are "PG" for Plant Gate or entrance and "CE" indicates the Center of
your facility. Tier2 Submit contains a list of codes to be used for this element.
Latitude and Longitude Description of Reference Point Codes
AB- Administrative Building: a building, structure, or portion thereof that houses the administrative functions of
a facility as opposed to production or manufacturing activities.
AE- Atmospheric Emissions Treatment Unit: equipment installed for the express purpose of treating chemical
emissions prior to their release into the atmosphere.
AM- Air Monitoring Station: equipment installed at a predetermined location for the automatic, manual, or
periodic collection of environmental air samples.
AS- Air Release Stack: a free-standing vertical structure constructed for the conveyance and release of
chemical emissions into the air.
AV- Air Release Vent: a horizontal structure constructed for the release of chemical emissions into the air,
typically from the side or roof of a building.
CE- Center of Facility: a representative center point within the boundary of a facility. FC Facility Centroid: the
calculated center of a contiguous facility.
IP- Intake Pipe: a pipe or intake opening constructed for the collection and conveyance of water.
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LC- Loading Area Centroid: the calculated center of a portion of a facility associated with loading activities.
LF- Loading Facility: the portion of a facility associated with loading and/or transshipment activities.
LW- Liquid Waste Treatment Unit: Equipment installed for the express purpose of treating chemical emissions
prior to their release to water, publicly owned treatment works (POTW) or off-site transfer.
NE- NE Corner of Land Parcel: the northeast most corner or boundary of a land parcel.
NW- NW Corner of Land Parcel: the northwest most corner or boundary of a land parcel.
OT- Other.
PC- Process Unit Area Centroid: the calculated center of a portion of a facility associated with processing and/
or manufacturing activities.
PF- Plant Entrance (Freight): the entrance to a facility associated with transshipment activities.
PG- Plant Entrance (General): the front gate or general entrance of a facility.
PP- Plant Entrance (Personnel): the entrance to a facility associated with employees.
PU- Process Unit: the portion of a facility associated with processing and/or manufacturing activities.
SD- Solid Waste Treatment/Disposal Unit: the portion of a facility associated with the treatment and/or disposal
of solid waste.
SE- SE Corner of Land Parcel: the southeast most corner or boundary of a land parcel.
SP- Lagoon or Settling Pond: the portion of a facility designed to accommodate sedimentation or settling of
chemical by-products necessitated by the manufacture, production, or use of chemicals.
SS- Solid Waste Storage Area: the portion of a facility associated with the storage of solid waste.
ST- Storage Tank: a receptacle or chamber used for storing bulk fuels or chemicals.
SW- SW Corner of Land Parcel: the southwest most corner or boundary of a land parcel.
UN- Unknown
WA- Wellhead Protection Area: an area at the earth's surface buffering a wellhead.
WL- Well: a shaft drilled in the earth for purposes such as obtaining subsurface drinking water, or collecting
groundwater monitoring samples.
WM- Water Monitoring Station: a location or study area for the automatic, manual, or periodic collection of
water samples.
WR- Pipe Release to Water: the point at which a pipe constructed for the conveyance and release of waterborne chemical emissions reaches a water body.
2.) Choosing your Method
Next, you need to choose a "Method" for determining your Lat/Long. There are four
general methods to determine your site latitude and longitude: Global Positioning
Systems (GPS); Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Internet Internet based
finders; and paper maps. These methods are described below in order of accuracy
(GPS is the most accurate way to determine a lat/long, paper maps is the least
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accurate method). Although it is preferable that you use the most accurate method
available to you, all four methods are acceptable. You must enter your latitudinal and
longitudinal coordinates in decimal degrees.
(a) Global Positioning Systems (GPS). If you have access to a GPS unit, take the
reading at the place specified by the Lat/Long "Description" that you choose. Most
GPS units allow you to choose between display in decimal degrees and degrees/
minutes/seconds. You should choose decimal degrees.
(b) Geographic Information Systems (GIS). If you have your own GIS, navigate to
your street and pinpoint the exact location that you choose for your Lat/Long
"Description" field. Your GIS should report (usually on a status bar) the latitude and
longitude of the focus point or map marker. Your GIS should also allow a preference
for display in degrees/minutes/seconds or decimal degrees. Choose decimal
degrees.
(c) Internet-based address finders. There are numerous Internet sites for viewing
maps and finding specific locations. EPA has developed the TRI Facility Siting Tool
to allow facilities that submit Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reports to obtain their
latitude and longitude. This tool may also be used by facilities submitting Tier II
Chemical Inventory reports. The tool asks you to enter either a zip code or a city and
state. It then provides a map that you can zoom into and pan sideways, to identify
your location. Once you get to the maximum zoom-in level, it will show a satellite
photo over the map, to further assist in pinpointing your exact location.
The TRI Facility Siting Tool can be accessed at the following web address: http://
www.epa.gov/tri/report/siting_tool/index.htm
(d) Paper maps. Choose a map that shows a relatively small area, and that has
latitude/longitude tick marks along the edges. A county map book with a small
section of the county on each page, or a USGS topographic map is ideal. County
map books are available in many public libraries, bookstores and office supply
stores. USGS maps are available in many libraries or may be purchased directly
from the USGS by submitting a written request to:
Distribution Branch of the USGS
P.O. Box 25286
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 90225
Phone: (303) 236-5900.
Do not use a common road atlas with one state map per page or state highway maps
because they generally show too large an area to obtain adequate latitude/longitude
value. After finding your exact location on the map, see where that point lies in
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relation to the latitude and longitude tick marks.
You must convert decimal degrees/minutes/seconds to decimal degrees. Use the
following link from the University of Kentucky to covert degrees/minutes/seconds to
decimal degrees - http://www.uky.edu/KGS/gis/converter.htm
The table below lists all of the codes to be used for this element and provides a brief
description of each method.
Code Description of Method
A1- Address Matching House Number: derived from a point corresponding to a house or building number
along a street segment.
A2- Address Matching - Block Face: derived from a calculated midpoint of one side of a street segment with
regard to odd or even addresses.
A3- Address Matching - Street Centerline: derived from a calculated midpoint and centerpoint of a street
segment.
A4- Address Matching - Nearest Intersection: derived from the intersection closest to a house or building
number.
A5- Address Matching – Primary Name: derived from the primary name of a township or city.
A6- Address Matching – Digitized: derived from hands-on use of computer-based mapping tools.
AO- Address Matching - Other: derived through the use of non-specific matching techniques.
C1- Census Block - 2000 - Centroid: derived from the calculated centerpoint of a 2000 Census Block as
defined by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
C2- Census Block/Group - 2000 - Centroid: derived from the calculated centerpoint of a 2000 Census Block/
Group as defined by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
C3- Census Block Tract - 2000 - Centroid: derived from the calculated centerpoint of a 2000 Census Tract as
defined by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
CO- Census - Other: derived from other Census-defined areas, such as Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).
GO- GPS-Unspecified: derived through the use of an unspecified GPS device.
G1- Global Positioning System (GPS) Carrier Phase Static Relative Positioning Technique: derived through
the use of a GPS device employing Carrier Static Relative Positioning Technique.
G2- GPS Carrier Phase Kinematic Relative Positioning Technique: derived through the use of a GPS device
employing Phase Kinematic Relative Positioning Technique.
G3- GPS Code Measurements (Pseudo Range) Differentially Corrected: derived through the use of a GPS
device where measurements have been corrected for error based on the existence of known base stations
relative to the study area.
G4- GPS Code Measurements (Pseudo Range) Precise Positioning Service: derived through the use of a GPS
device employing real-time precise positioning techniques. G5- GPS Code Measurements (Pseudo Range)
Standard Positioning Service SA OFF: derived through the use of a GPS device when the Department of
Defense Selective Ability was turned off.
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G6- GPS Code Measurements (Pseudo Range) Standard Positioning Service SA ON: derived through the use
of a GPS device when the Department of Defense Selective Ability was turned on.
G7- GPS Code Measurements (Pseudo Range) Standard Positioning Service Corrected using Canadian
Active Control System: derived through the use of a GPS device employing the Canadian Active Control
System.
I1- Interpolation – Map: derived from a paper or other non-digital map
I2- Interpolation – Photo: derived from an aerial photograph
I3- Interpolation – Satellite: derived from a satellite image.
I4- Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER): derived from a digital map, mapping software or mapping tool.
I5- Interpolation - SPOT: derived from a SPOT image.
I6- Interpolation - MSS (Multi-spectral Scanner): derived from a MSS image
I7- Interpolation - TM (Thematic Mapper): derived from a thematic mapper
L1- Loran C: derived from the use of a Loran-C positioning device
P1- Public Land Survey-Section: a coordinate pair corresponding to a point from a public land survey.
P2- Public Land Survey-Quarter Section: a coordinate pair corresponding to a point from a public land survey
P3- Public Land Survey-Eighth Section: a coordinate pair corresponding to a point from a public land survey.
P4- Public Land Survey-Sixteenth Section: a coordinate pair corresponding to a point from a public land survey.
P5- Public Land Survey-Footing: a coordinate pair corresponding to a point from a public Land survey.
S1- Classical Surveying Techniques: derived from traditional surveying techniques associated with
construction activities.
UN- Unknown.
Z1- ZIP Code-Centroid: derived from the calculated center of a U.S. postal ZIP code.
Z2- ZIP+2 Code-Centroid: derived from an averaging of multiple street segments.
Approximately the size of a Census Block Group.
Z4- ZIP+4 Code-Centroid: derived from a calculated midpoint of one side of a street segment with regard to
odd or even house or building numbers.
3.) Reporting Latitude and Longitude
Once you have your latitude and longitude values, you'll need to make sure they are
in the proper format, you will report latitude and longitude coordinates in “decimal
degrees.” Enter only numerical data. Do not preface numbers with letters such as N
or W to denote the hemisphere.
Default for the hemisphere is "+" for east and north. However because "+" is
assumed by the system, you must leave that space blank for east and north. For
west and south, enter a negative, "-," as the first character.
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For example: Latitude 38.123456 Longitude -123.123456
Be careful not to reverse your latitude and longitude coordinates. Latitude in
the 48 contiguous states ranges from 25° to 49°, while longitude ranges from 72° to -124°
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