For the public:
As a citizen, by law, you have a right to know what chemicals are stored in your community. This legislation is spelled out in the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1984.
Each year between January 1 – March 1, facilities in Randolph County bound by EPCRA regulations submit a Tier II report to the Randolph County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). This report contains an inventory of hazardous chemicals stored in their facility that meet certain thresholds during the previous calendar year. This information is used to plan for emergencies and to comply with the right-to-know portion of the EPCRA law.
If you would like to know what chemicals are typically stored in your community, you can submit a written request email@example.com. Please include your name, contact number, address, and the specific facility you are requesting information for.
For Tier II submitters, Facility Owners, and Business Managers:
Facilities in Randolph County who need to submit a Tier II report may do so electronically in E-Plan. This will satisfy your submittal requirement for the local fire department, LEPC, and State Emergency Response Commission. Paper reports are not required.
There is no local fee to submit, however the State of North Carolina began charging a fee for Tier II submissions as of January 1, 2014. This fee is collected before submission will be accepted in E-Plan.
The current fee is $50 for every hazardous substance above the Tier II reporting threshold and $90 for every EHS above the reporting threshold. Fee’s are capped at $5,000 per facility. A fee is not charged for courteous reporting below Tier II and EHS thresholds.
There are a some fee exemptions. More information can be found on the NC Department of Public Safety website.