SARA Reporting Requirements

Facilities are required to submit Tier II Chemical Inventory Forms by March 1 of every year, including the appropriate fees (see below) to:
  1. Your Local Fire Department (see here for a list of Lawrence County Fire Departments)
  2. Lawrence County LEPC
    110 E Lincoln Ave
    Floor #2B
    New Castle, PA  16101
  3. PA Emergency Management Council and Department of Labor & Industry
    Bureau of PENNSAFE
    PO Box 68571
    Harrisburg, PA  17106-8571
    (Note: Separate State fee of $10 for each chemical required)
Lawrence County Fees:
$75.00 per Chemical
$100.00 planning fee for facilities designated to have an offsite plan


Reporting Exemption: Tier II  Chemical  Inventory  Form SARA Section: 312 

List: Chemicals considered hazardous under the federal OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.

Filing Criteria: Must be covered by OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 10,000 pounds or more of an OSHA Hazardous Chemical or an EHS at 500 pounds or the TPQ, whichever is less.


(1) FDA regulated  products
(2) Articles
(3) Household packaged products
(4) Substances used in R & D labs, hospitals or other medical facilities
(5) Substances used in routine agricultural operations
(6)  Fertilizers held for sale by a retailer
(7)  Retail gasoline stations

Due Date: By March 1 of each year 

Fee Exemption: State fee of $10 for each chemical reported on the Tier II Form

Act 165 Section: 207(c)
List: Same as above
Filing Criteria: Same as above 

(1)  Same as above
(2)  Family farms
(3)  Service stations
(4)  State, Federal and Local government agencies
(5)  Retail gasoline stations

Excluded Chemicals:

Section 311 (e) of Title III excludes the following substances:
FDA Regulated Products: any food, food additive, color additive, drug, or cosmetic regulated by the Food and Drug Administration;

Articles: Any substance present as a solid in any manufactured item to the extent exposure to the substance does not occur under normal conditions of use;
Household Packaged Products:  Any substance to the extent it is used for personal, family, or household purposes, or is present in the same form and concentration as a product packaged for distribution and use by the general public; 

Substances used in Research and Development Labs, Hospitals or other Medical Facilities: Any substance to the extent it is used in a research laboratory or a hospital or other medical facility under the direct supervision of a technically qualified individual;

Any substance to the extent it is used in routine agricultural operations or is a fertilizer held for sale by a retailer to the ultimate customer.

Gasoline and diesel fuel stored entirely underground at retail gas stations that comply with requirements for underground storage tanks (USTS).  The thresholds for these products are as follows:
    Gasoline - 75,000 gallons
    Diesel fuel - 100,000 gallons

OSHA regulations, Section §1910.1200(b), stipulate exemptions from the requirement to prepare or have available an MSDS. 

Brian Melcer,
Aug 23, 2010, 2:06 PM
Brian Melcer,
Aug 23, 2010, 2:06 PM
Brian Melcer,
Aug 23, 2010, 2:06 PM
Brian Melcer,
Aug 23, 2010, 2:06 PM