It’s February 1st and that means there is only one month remaining to submit Tier II reports. If your 2019 has gotten off to a busy start and you haven’t completed your Tier II report, don’t panic! We posted a refresher summary on what is reportable under the Federal Tier II requirements back before the end of the year. Part of Tier II reporting that can be time consuming and cumbersome is the potentially vast calculations. To help make this more digestible, let’s take a brief look at the calculations associated with Tier II.
Conversion of Quantities to Pounds
Many containers have quantity units in ounces and even kilograms. In order to complete Tier II reporting, the quantities of EHS and hazardous chemicals need to be converted to pounds so they can be compared to the appropriate reporting threshold to determine if something is reportable. We have created a handy reference table that provides formulas used to complete the conversion of a quantity unit to pounds.
Ingredient In a Material
There is also another calculation that is needed to at least calculate the amount of an ingredient in a material. This is especially relevant for EHS, but can also apply to potentially any ingredient in a facility if an organization chooses to report their other hazardous materials at the ingredient level. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) details this calculation in the regulatory text located on the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.
Hopefully these references and the previous refresher summary provide additional help when meeting these reporting requirements. For more information regarding your state’s requirements, download this complimentary Tier II Infographic.