EPA Region Is Poised to Target Hospitals for EPCRA Tier II Reporting Enforcement

January 9, 2006 Advisory

The federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) requires hospitals and other healthcare institutions to submit annual Tier II reports which describe chemical inventories, management, and use. Such health-related facilities in Connecticut and elsewhere in New England should immediately take note that Region 1 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering an enforcement initiative targeting facilities that do not submit their annual Tier II reports.