Submission of Tier II reports is required under Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA). The purpose of this report is to provide State, local officials, and the public with specific information on potential hazards. This includes the locations, as well as the amount, of hazardous chemicals present at your facility during the previous calendar year.
Per Federal Law, facilities covered by requirements must submit an Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Report to 1) the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), 2) the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), and the local fire department annually.
Owners or operators of facilities that have hazardous chemicals on hand in quantities equal to or greater than set threshold levels must submit Tier 2 forms between January 1 and March 1 for the previous calendar year.
1) Chicago LEPC Tier II Reporting:
Local Chicago Municipal Code requires that owners and operators electronically submit the information required under Section 11- 4-1200(B) by entering the required information in the Hazardous Materials and Survey Information sections of the CP3 Portal:
Chicago’s Public and Private Partnership (CP3) Portal (www.preparedchicago.com)
If you have not previously created a CP3 account, you must first create an account, and then you can register your facility(s) and/or tenancy(s). To expedite access approval, when creating an account, you are encouraged to use a company email address. Please note that submission of the Tier II report as an attachment into the CP3 portal will not satisfy the submission requirements based on the Chicago Municipal Code. All relevant fields must be populated within the CP3 portal. Failing to abide by these requirements may result in fines up to $500 for each offense. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense to which a separate fine shall apply. Please review the Rules. If you have questions related to electronic submission of Tier II information, please send email inquiries to: Tier2report@cityofchicago.org, or contact the Chicago LEPC Secretary, Terry Sheahan, at 312-745- 3133.
2) Illinois SERC Tier II Reporting:
Illinois is requiring facilities to use the Tier 2 Manager On-Line Filing System. Only Tier 2 Manager submissions will be accepted. Submit Tier 2 Reports through the:
IEMA Online Tier 2 Manager Reporting System
For additional information, contact the IEMA Tier II Administrator at: 217-782-8719. Send email inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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