Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program

TRI Compliance and Enforcement

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Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) created the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program. Under the requirements of EPCRA, all U.S. facilities that meet TRI reporting criteria must submit TRI data to EPA and the relevant state or tribe by July 1 of each year.

EPA investigates cases of EPCRA non-compliance and may issue civil penalties, including monetary fines, and may also require correction of the violation. EPCRA Section 313 compliance resources include inspectors and attorneys in each of EPA's 10 regional offices and at EPA headquarters. 

For more information on recent TRI enforcement actions:

Find out about a facility's EPA compliance history

Anyone can examine the compliance records for nearby facilities by going to EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website.

Report a problem at a facility near you

If you believe a facility may not be in compliance with existing environmental regulations, you can report this information to EPA for investigation and follow-up action as appropriate.

Learn about the TRI data quality program

Throughout the year, EPA works to improve the quality of the TRI data submitted by facilities.