EPCRA/Tier II Compliance
Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) was created to protect communities from the health and environmental hazards associated with hazardous chemicals. Under Section 312 of the Act, regulated industries must file an annual Tier II report with the SERC, LEPC, and local fire department for hazardous and/or extremely hazardous substances stored, used, or manufactured on site for more than a 24 hour period at any time during the previous calendar year. The deadline for filing a Tier II report for the previous year is March 1st. The fees assessed for Tier II facilities by State of Florida provide funding for new and ongoing emergency planning initiatives. Please see How to Comply Manual and Consolidated List of Chemicals for more information on fees.
Florida now utilizes the E-Plan Online Database for all filing and fee collection. Filers now have the option of paying fees with a credit card or electronic funds transfer (ACH) from their bank account. Should you have questions or require special accommodation, please contact the Tier II Compliance Staff. Please refer to the links below for tutorials on filing, fee payment, and to the E-Plan portal.