SERCs and LEPCs are changing or updating their Tier II reporting requirements usually on an annual basis. The federal EPCRA program moves at a much slower pace. There have been some updates in the past few years that are worth highlighting.
- Tier2 Submit 2019 - As mentioned above, this software is developed by the EPA and published each year. Tier2 Submit has gone through major updates for the 2019 reporting year. Some of the updates include:
- Redesigned the navigation structure by adding a toolbar to edit records in list view.
- Redesigned the detail page to show all details on a single page, similar to a web form.
- Added real-time validation that catches validation errors as users type them, and reports the validation status of a record at any moment.
- Added a map view of latitude and longitude coordinates.
- Added the ability to export and import sets of .csv files.
- EPA updated the hazards associated with chemicals to synchronize them with the Global Harmonization System for reporting years 2017 and the future.
- Here’s a link to the crosswalk of the hazards from the old system to the new. This was published by the EPA.
- This update also required facilities to update their MSDS library to their SDS Library. Safety Data Sheets went through a revamp and are now required to follow the published GHS format. Check out this link for more information: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3514.html.