EPA Analysis Shows Increase in 2010 Toxic Chemical Releases in New Hampshire Reply

Release Date: 01/05/2012
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

(Boston, Mass. – Jan. 5, 2012) – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2010. TRI reporting provides Americans with vital information about their communities by publishing information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods across the country. 

In New Hampshire, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have increased since the previous reporting year (2009). TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public as quickly as possible. TRI was recently recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the 10 major ways that EPA has strengthened America.

During 2010, the latest year for which data are available, approximately 20.6 million pounds of chemicals were released in the six New England states, a reduction of about 287,337 pounds. In New Hampshire, 140 facilities reported in 2010 approximately 3.3 million pounds (an increase of 428,010 pounds). Approximately 93 percent of releases in New Hampshire were emitted to the air during 2010. Across the U.S. in 2010, 3.93 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the environment, a 16 percent increase from 2009. 

To read the full release visit: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/6d651d23f5a91b768525735900400c28/db3b894071ac40278525797c007d8564!OpenDocument

Additional links:

TRI in New Hampshire Fact Sheet (epa.gov/triexplorer/statefactsheet.htm)
National information on TRI (epa.gov/tri/)

For more information, contact Lucy Servidio at 508-970-0033 ext. 114 or lservidio@capaccio.com.

EPA Analysis Shows Increase in 2010 Toxic Chemical Releases in Maine Reply

Release Date: 01/05/2012
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

(Boston, Mass. – Jan. 5, 2012) – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2010. TRI reporting provides Americans with vital information about their communities by publishing information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods across the country. 

In Maine, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have increased since the previous reporting year (2009). TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public as quickly as possible. TRI was recently recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the 10 major ways that EPA has strengthened America.

During 2010, the latest year for which data are available, approximately 20.6 million pounds of chemicals were released in the six New England states, a reduction of about 287,337 pounds. In Maine, 84 facilities reported in 2010 approximately 9.6 million pounds (an increase of 1,140,513 pounds). Approximately 44 percent of releases in Maine were emitted to the air and 33 percent discharged to water during 2010. Across the U.S. in 2010, 3.93 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the environment, a 16 percent increase from 2009. 

To read the fiull release visit: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/6d651d23f5a91b768525735900400c28/c8cf3f195732dead8525797c007c2492!OpenDocument

Additional links:

TRI in Maine Fact Sheet (epa.gov/triexplorer/statefactsheet.htm)
National information on TRI (epa.gov/tri/)

For more information, please call Lucy Servidio at 508-970-0033 x114 or lservidio@capaccio.com.

EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2010 Toxic Chemical Releases in Connecticut Reply

Release Date: 01/05/2012
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

(Boston, Mass. – Jan. 5, 2012) – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2010.  TRI reporting provides Americans with vital information about their communities by publishing information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods across the country.

In Connecticut, the reporting data shows that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have decreased since the previous reporting year (2009). TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public as quickly as possible. TRI was recently recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the 10 major ways that EPA has strengthened America.

During 2010, the latest year for which data are available, approximately 20.6 million pounds of chemicals were released in the six New England states, a reduction of about 287,337 pounds. In Connecticut, 320 facilities reported in 2010 approximately 2.7 million pounds (a decrease of 633,694 pounds). Approximately 47 percent of releases in Connecticut were emitted to the air during 2010. Across the U.S. in 2010, 3.93 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the environment, a 16 percent increase from 2009.

To read the full release visit: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/6d651d23f5a91b768525735900400c28/8bfd605992a749838525797c0079fff1!OpenDocument

 Additional links:

TRI in Connecticut Fact Sheet (http://www.epa.gov/triexplorer/statefactsheet.htm)
National information on TRI (http://www.epa.gov/tri/)

For more information, please contact Lucy Servidio at 508-970-0033 ext. 114 or lservidio@capaccio.com.

MassDEP News – Important Time Sensitive Notice/TUR Regulations Reply

Dear Facility Manager or Toxics Use Reduction Planner:

I am writing to remind you that 2012 is a planning year under the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) and that facilities covered by TURA are required to complete their TURA plan (or in some cases an Environmental Management System or Resource Conservation plan) for this planning cycle by July 1, 2012

Employee Notification
Please note the TUR regulations1 require that notice to employees regarding the upcoming planning process must be completed by January 1, 2012.  If a facility is unsure of which type of plan it will develop, it should notify its employees that the facility will be developing either a Toxics Use Reduction (TUR), Resource Conservation (RC) or Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Plan.

For further information:  http://www.mass.gov/dep/toxics/tura/planning.htm .  Because there have been no changes to the planning requirements, the guidance on the web is still valid.  However an updated version containing minor changes to the reporting form will be posted in the coming months.

[1] [310 CMR 50.42(5) and 310 CMR 50.92(6), respectively]

Paul Walsh
MassDEP, BWP, Business Reporting and Fiscal Operations
One Winter Street
Boston Ma 02108
Office 617-556-1011