EPCRA/Tier 2 Reporting

Who is required to report?

  • Any fixed facility with an Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) at the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ), or 500 pounds, whichever is less, as identified in the US EPA Title III consolidated list of lists, is required to report. An example of the TPQ/500 pounds requirement is sulfuric acid, which has a TPQ of 1,000 pounds that drops to 500 pounds for Tier II reporting. You can find this list here.
  • Any fixed facility with 10,000 pounds, or more, of a material with a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) that indicates an OSHA communicated health hazard, is required to report.

When are reports due?

  • Reports are due no later than March 1st every year for materials maintained on-site during the previous calendar year.

How do I create a report?

  • The Greenville County LEPC accepts E-Plan submissions. E-Plan is a highly secure, web-based information system that holds facility-specific hazard information from numerous sources. Facilities have to sign up for an account and authorize a user to have access to the system. Facilities can enter information directly into E-Plan or import Tier II Submit files into the system. E-Plan has online training on their website.

Where am I required to send reports and what should I include?

  1. SCSERC EPCRA Reporting Point
    The State requires the use of E-Plan to satisfy reporting requirements. For more information, visit the SCDHEC website.
  2. Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
    The Greenville County LEPC accepts E-Plan submissions. You are not required to mail a paper copy of your report, but may do so if you choose. Please make sure your billing email address is clearly stated on your submission. Starting in 2020, all invoices will be emailed instead of mailed. For questions on LEPC submissions, contact Rachel Nafziger: (864) 467-2680.
  3. Local Fire Department
    Reporting requirements vary. Please contact your local fire department.

How much will I be charged?

  • The hazardous substance user fee will be calculated using the following schedule: $25 per Hazardous Substance (HS) and $50 per Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) with a cap at $2,500.

To view the ordinance that establishes the hazardous substance user fee, click here.

Do I send my fee with my submission?

  • No. NEW FOR REPORTS FILED IN 2020 - An invoice will be emailed to the contact listed on your Tier II Report submission, unless we receive a request to use a different email address. All payments are due by August 1st and must be made through the link provided in the emailed invoice. You can pay using a credit card or electronic check. We will no longer accept paper checks, money orders, or cash.