Hazardous Materials Reporting
WHAT IS HAZMAT REPORTING?
Hazardous materials (known as "hazmat" in the biz) are regulated by multiple agencies —the EPA, OSHA, and your local fire department for starters— and can include a surprisingly wide variety of goods and products. Some hazmat can be easy to identify (for example, imagine a drum of highly corrosive acid). However, many innocuous products are also subject to reporting. (Can you believe that the shampoo you use is toxic to fish?) Because a hazardous material is defined as “any substance that can harm people, plants or animals,” numerous types of materials are fair game for regulators to "catch" you on.
WHO MUST REPORT AND TO WHOM?
Your company may need to report to any one of a handful of regulatory agencies. Regulatory applicability is dependent on your onsite inventory, the quantity of hazmat you store, where you are located, and which agencies have jurisdiction over your business. Generally, federal Tier II reporting and county- and/or city-level fire department reporting is sufficient for the majority of businesses. The requirements for Tier II reporting are standardized throughout the US. At the local level, however, requirements can vary widely. If you suspect that you may be storing hazardous materials, have a compliance professional conduct an inventory analysis. In the meantime, take a shot at our HazMat Quiz to find out where your company stands.
WHY WE ARE THE BEST
Sustainagility has decades of experience in completing Tier II reports, hazardous material inventory statements (HMIS), hazardous material business plans (HMBP), etc. utilizing state-specific software (i.e., CERS, STEERS, HAMMERS, etc.). We successfully manage reporting responsibilities in states, counties, and cities throughout the US ensuring that our clients are always ahead of the game.