Tier 2 Reporting
In order to protect first responders and the public from hazardous chemicals and to help maintain compliance with the North Carolina Hazardous Chemicals Right to Know Act, facilities that store or handle hazardous chemicals should submit Tier II reports using ePlan.
What is Tier II Reporting?
Tier II reporting is a crucial aspect of the North Carolina Hazardous Chemicals Right-to-Know Act and the United States Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act. Facilities that manufacture, process, use, store, or produce hazardous chemicals are required to submit annual Tier II reports for compliance with North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NCDPS) rules, this should be done via the ePlan online system. In addition, Yadkin County Emergency Management and first responders will also have access to this information in the event that it is needed.
Why is Tier II Reporting Important?
Tier II reporting serves several important purposes:
- Provides vital information to first responders, emergency management agencies, and the surrounding community about hazardous chemicals stored at a facility.
- Helps emergency planners and responders prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies.
- Ensures that citizens have access to information about potential hazards in their communities.
Who Should Submit a Tier II Report?
Employers, including local and state government agencies, that store hazardous chemicals in quantities of 55 gallons or 500 pounds, whichever is greater, should submit a Tier II report.
How to Submit a Tier II Report in Yadkin County
To submit a Tier II report in Yadkin County, follow these steps:
- Visit the ePlan website: https://erplan.net/eplan/home.htm
- Register for an ePlan account, if you haven't already.
- Log in to your ePlan account and follow the instructions to complete and submit your Tier II report.