Potential Impacts Associated with a Requirement to use TRI-MEweb
EPA believes that if a facility has used TRI-MEweb in the past to report any portion of its TRI data – including original submissions, revisions, or withdrawals – then the facility would likely continue its use of electronic reporting rather than use paper TRI reporting forms. Thus, EPA expects that only those facilities that have not yet begun using TRI-MEweb (i.e., ~6% of facilities) would be affected by a requirement to use TRI-MEweb (except for trade secret information). EPA would be interested in hearing facilities’ views on the potential impacts they might experience – if any – if EPA were to require all facilities to utilize electronic reporting and TRI-MEweb (except for trade secret information).
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