Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 09:18:21 -0500
Reply-To: Lou DiBerardinis <loudib**At_Symbol_Here**MIT.EDU>
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From: Lou DiBerardinis <loudib**At_Symbol_Here**MIT.EDU>
Subject: Re: Tier 2 Reporting
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At MIT we at the EHS Office collect the data and submit it. I sign the
report. It is a self reporting system as part of our EHS-MS. Every PI must
register their space in our system and appoint an EHS Rep and a Sara
Reporter (usually the same). They do the inventory annually and record into
the data base via the web. We occasionally do a spot check to verify.

We paired down the EPA list to about 60 chemicals that we know we use or
have used in the past. We update that each year and cross reference with our
procurement dept. Last year the EPA region folks told us they expect us to
include liquid nitrogen if above the quantity and rock salt. We have been
reporting fuel and gasoline.

The Cambridge LEPC is very active and 2 of us from EHS as well as our Police
and Facilities represent MIT. It meets quarterly. Because we are a
university town (Harvard is here as well!), there is a subcommittee on
universities comprised of MIT and Harvard and we work jointly with the City
on emergency issues and mutual aid. I also chair the site assessment
subcommittee and we do a site assessment of local businesses using hazardous
materials. We visit 4 or so a year and write a report to the LEPC.

Hope this helps.


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	From: 	  stefan.w**At_Symbol_Here**
	Subject: 	RE: [DCHAS-L] Tier 2 Reporting
	Date: 	February 12, 2007 3:37:48 PM EST (CA)

To all:

This is the time of year when I start to prepare my Tier 2 reports, and,
this being the Northeast, Region 1 EPA tends to be strict about what is
being reported, so I include sand piles & rock salt because of the
10,000 lb rule, as well as ammonia, gasoline, & fuel oil, and others.

First question:  Is anyone willing to share their list of "chemicals"
they are reporting under Tier 2?

Second: In your Research Institution, who prepares the Tier 2?

Third:  How active is your LEPC, and is your institution represented?

Last:  Who signs the Tier 2, if different from the preparer?

Thank you .....

-Stefan Wawzyniecki, CIH, CHMM

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