North Carolina Emergency Management works with local governments, industry, and residents to mitigate and manage hazardous materials incidents following guidelines outlined in the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Clean Air Act. These laws require companies to report certain threshold quantities of chemicals for use by first responders, residents, the state, and local government.
Facilities that housed certain quantities of chemicals on site for more than 24 hours in the previous calendar year must submit a Tier II report from January 1 to March 1, 2023. The login page for E-Plan is https://tier2.erplan.net/onlinefiling/filingLogin.htm. Returning users may log into their account from here and new users can click the “Request An Account” button to get started. For users who are new to the online platform for reporting, you will find a video tutorial there also (#6 under Important Notes).
For information on Hazardous Materials Reporting visit the NC Department of Public Safety at https://www.ncdps.gov/our-organization/emergency-management/hazardous-materials/chemical-safety-reporting.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Tier II reporting are available at https://www.ncdps.gov/our-organization/emergency-management/hazardous-materials/epcratier-2.
Note that reports for EPCRA Section 311 chemical inventory are accepted throughout the year and are required (within 15 days) when a facility brings a new chemical on-site in an amount exceeding a threshold quantity. When you log in to submit a new Section 311 report, you will notice that the chemical information on your Tier II report is locked after filing. To unlock your chemical information and submit a new Section 311 report please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request your filing be unlocked. Within three business days your filing will be unlocked, and you will be able to add the new chemical(s) to your record. There is no fee for Section 311 chemical inventory reports.
For information about federal requirements under EPCRA Section 311, see https://www.epa.gov/epcra/epcra-sections-311-312.
For additional information on local requirements, contact Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) chairperson Daniel Fox at 828-632-9336 or via email at email@example.com.