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, and state and local governments. The collaboration created through these reports opens channels for communities to be informed and better prepared for chemical hazards.
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 using E-Plan from January 1 to March 1, 2024. The login page for E-Plan is https://tier2.erplan.net/onlinefiling/filingLogin.htm. Returning users may log in to 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, a video tutorial is available online (see item #6 under “Important Notes”).
For information on Hazardous Materials Reporting, visit the NC Department of Public Safety webpage at www.ncdps.gov/our-organization/emergency-management/hazardous-materials/chemical-safety-reporting.
Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQs) about Tier II reporting are available at www.ncdps.gov/our-organization/emergency-management/hazardous-materials/epcratier-2.
Users should 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 users log in to submit a new Section 311 report, one will notice that the chemical information on the Tier II report is locked after filing. To unlock the chemical information and submit a new Section 311 report, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request that the filing be unlocked. Within three business days, the filing will be unlocked, and the user will be able to add the new chemical(s) to their record. There is no fee for Section 311 chemical inventory reports.
For information about federal requirements under EPCRA Section 311, visit 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 email@example.com.