Montgomery/Greene County
LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE COUNCIL

Tier II Reporting

A REMINDER
For SARA Title III Facilities
In Montgomery and Greene Counties

 

To the Facility Compliance contacts:

As the New Year has arrived, the Montgomery and Greene Counties Local Emergency Response Council (MGCLERC) reminds you that facility chemical inventory reports for 2016 are due by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  These reports are vital to the emergency response planning conducted by first responders and the two counties' emergency management agencies.  Because the data is so important, MGCLERC offers the following suggestions to make your filing easier:

1.     Get started early.  You may file your reports any time prior to March 1, 2017.  Don't risk filing late by putting it off until the last week.  All submissions must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2017.

2.     Make sure you need to file.  The filing requirement applies to any facility:

o   Required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under its Hazard Communication Standard to prepare or have available a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for a hazardous chemical; and

o   that had on-site, for any one day in the calendar year 2016, an amount of hazardous chemical as found in the Title III "List of Lists" which can be found here:http://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-03/documents/list_of_lists.pdf

3.     Please consider filing with Tier II Submit.  Tier II Submit is a database form for entering all the information required for your SARA Title III reporting - including the Ohio state fields.  Tier II Submit allows you to print your reports and/or export the reports to a CD or flash drive.  The exported report can serve as your SARA Title III reports. MGCLERC prefers electronic submissions.  You can email your exported Tier II Submit files to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

o   The 2016 version of this free program can be downloaded for Windows or Macintosh from the U.S. EPA website (http://www2.epa.gov/epcra/tier2-submit-software).  You are welcome to call if you need any assistance accessing the program.

o   The US EPA provides a step by step tutorial on the Tier2 Submit software on their website (http://www.epa.gov/epcra/2015-tier2-submit-tutorial)

o   A MGCLERC representative is available for facilities needing assistance getting started with Tier II Submit.  Call (937) 224-8934 for more information.

4.     If you have used Tier II Submit in past years, remember to download and install the 2016 version for your next filing.  The latest version can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/epcra/tier2-submit-software.

5.     Remember who gets copies! In addition to filing with MGCLERC,  Email or mail a CD copy of the report the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) at the Ohio EPA, and a paper copy with a site map to your local Fire Department. 

MGCLERC will accept the information either on a CD/flash drive, a paper copy, or via e-mail using the following information.  Please refer to your local phone book if you are unsure of the fire district for your facility, or call for assistance.  The addresses for SERC and MGCLERC are as follows:

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)                          
c/o Ohio EPA                                                                  
Lazarus Government Center                                             
50 West Town St., Suite 700
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Attn: RTK

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MGCLERC
Reibold Building
117 S. Main St., Suite 721
Dayton, OH 45422
Attn: Information Coordinator

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6.     Don't forget your SERC filing fee.  Filing fees are due to the SERC no later than March 1, 2017.  There are no filing fees for MGCLERC.  Filing fees should be sent to:

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Dept. L-2711
Columbus, OH 43260-2711

Check Payable to: Treasurer, State of Ohio
(please include RevenueID# on check)

7.     Call if you have questions.  Please contact our office at (937) 224-8934 (or by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if you need assistance or information about your SARA Title III filing.

The MGCLERC thanks you for your cooperation in this effort.  The information which will be compiled from these reports will provide a valuable tool for emergency responders and planners in Montgomery and Greene Counties.

Sincerely,

Randy Allen
Information Coordinator
Montgomery Greene County Local Emergency Response Council

REIBOLD BUILDING    •    117 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUITE 721    •    DAYTON, OHIO 45422   •    937.224.8934