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Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program

Reporting for TRI Facilities

TRI Reporting Deadline


Reporting Help

Each year, certain industrial facilities submit Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data to EPA. The data are due by July 1 and cover waste management activities that occurred during the previous calendar year. EPA makes these data publicly available.

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Is Your Facility Required to Report to the TRI Program?

Overview of the TRI Reporting Process

The image below summarizes the TRI reporting process. For more detailed information about each step, refer to the TRI Reporting Forms and Instructions.

Image summarizing the main steps in the TRI reporting process. Step 1: Collect and Determine. Determine if your facility meets all three TRI reporting criteria. Collect information on TRI chemicals managed at your facility during the calendar year. Step 2: Prepare. Register for a Central Data Exchange user account. Prepare your facility's TRI forms using the CDX-based TRI-MEweb software. Step 3: Certify and Submit: Ensure that your facility's certifying official certifies your facility's forms. Submit your forms by July 1. Step 4: Use. Look at your facility's data in the online TRI tools. Use the P2 Search Tool to learn from other facilities' best practices.

Reporting Changes for RY 2020

For details about what's new in the TRI-MEweb reporting software, view the list of RY 2020 TRI-MEweb enhancements.

TRI Training and Guidance Materials

TRI training and guidance are accessible via GuideME. Below are links to help you locate guidance for certain topics:

Emissions Factor Guidance