Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program

TRI Burden Reduction Rule

Rule Summary

On December 22, 2006, EPA issued a final rule revising TRI reporting requirements. The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, however, reverted the TRI reporting requirements to those in place prior to this rule. Therefore, this rule is no longer in effect.

This rule expanded non-Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (non-PBT) chemical eligibility for the TRI reporting Form A by raising the eligibility threshold to 5,000 pounds of total annual waste management (i.e., releases, recycling, energy recovery, and treatment for destruction), provided that total annual releases of the non-PBT chemical comprised no more than 2,000 pounds of the 5,000-pound total waste management limit.

This rule also allowed, for the first time, limited use of Form A for PBT chemicals when total annual releases of a PBT chemical were zero and the total annual amount of the PBT chemical recycled, combusted for energy, and treated for destruction did not exceed 500 pounds. This rule, however, retained the exclusion of dioxin and dioxin-like compounds from Form A eligibility. 

Additional Resources

Final Rule (PDF)(14 pp, 232 K, About PDF)
Proposed Rule (PDF)(26 pp, 1.1 MB, About PDF)