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printreg, March, 2002
EPA's Enforcement and Compliance Update

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From: Debra Jacobson (djacobson@istc.illinois.edu)
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 11:18:35

EPA's Enforcement and Compliance Update: March 26, 2002 ________________________________________________________________

Lead and TRI Reporting - July 1 Deadline

Many companies that have not had to file Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)reports in the past will have to start in 2002, because of changes in the reporting rules. July 1, 2002 is the deadline. This is a Federal requirement. Companies that have missed TRI deadlines in the past have faced substantial penalties. Don't wait until June 30.

The new rules apply to companies that handled more than 100 pounds of lead or lead compounds during any calendar year, starting 2001. That is a substantial reduction from the old rules, which started at 10,000 pounds. Many companies, in many industry sectors, use lead in some form. With the new rules, all sources of lead count, no matter how low the concentration may be.

The Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC) has developed a printer specific introduction to the new lead reporting rules. You can also find this fact sheet under the TRI category of the PNEAC fact sheets at http://www.pneac.org/sheets/all/index.cfm . A number of other fact sheets that may be of use to you can also be accessed from this area. You can also find additional TRI compliance information in the National Compliance Information section of the PNEAC web site at http://www.pneac.org/compliance/compinfonational.cfm

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