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The Discussion Forum Is Closed

EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program plans to issue a proposed rule to require the electronic reporting of TRI data.  Under this proposed rule, facilities would be required to use the TRI Made Easy Web (TRI-MEweb) application to report TRI data to EPA.  EPA invites you to comment on its plans to issue a TRI electronic reporting rule.  This online discussion forum will remain open and available for comment until 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2011. Comments received will be posted to the docket identified as EPA-HQ-TRI-2011-0174.

EPA is providing this discussion forum prior to publishing the proposed rule so that it can receive and consider information and feedback from TRI reporting facilities; State, local, and tribal officials; various TRI data users and stakeholders (industry, academia, nongovernmental organizations, community groups, etc.); as well as the general public.  The feedback received from this online forum will help EPA develop a proposed rule that considers various perspectives, while also fostering efficient TRI reporting and data dissemination processes.

Comments received before 5:00 p.m., July 1, 2011, will be included in the public docket, and EPA will provide a link to the docket once it is posted.  EPA currently plans to publish a proposed rule in late calendar year 2011.  Please consult the comment policy prior to posting a comment.