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      What is SARA Title III?
      Oil & Gas Operators
      SERC List
Designed for the special needs of the oil & gas operator
  Most oil and gas owners or operators are required to file under Section 312 of SARA Title III because oil and gas exploration and production facilities normally exceed the reporting thresholds (10,000 pounds at any time during a calendar year) for produced hydrocarbons (condensate, crude oil, or natural gas) that are stored on site.
    In addition, many of these facilities exceed the reporting thresholds for other hazardous chemicals, such as fuels or chemicals used for drilling, completion, production and workover activities.
Multiple facilities
  The Tier Two reporting requirements are further complicated for multiple facilities that are located in several state, county, and fire department jurisdictions with each agency having its own forms and requirements.
    Eagle Software monitors the Right-to-Know laws throughout the year and updates ChemForm to conform to any changes.
Local jurisdictions
  Reporting under Section 312 requires the owner or operator of a facility to electronically file a Tier Two report with the State Emergency Planning Committee (SERC), and send a hard copy to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for the county or area of the reporting facility, and the local fire departments(s) with jurisdiction over the facility. The state and local agencies have the authority to modify reporting requirements as long as the minimum federal guidelines are being address.
        ChemForm generates not only the state report, but also prints and collates the copies required by the LEPC and fire department.
Initial Tier Two reports required by Texas
  In addition to the annual Tier Two Report, Texas requires facility operators to submit an initial Tier Two Report and applicable fee within 90 days:
    after the facility operator begins operation at a new facility location and acquires one or more reportable hazardous chemicals at that location, or
    first acquires one or more reportable hazardous chemicals which were not included in the most recently submitted annual Tier Two Report, or
    determines one or more reportable hazardous chemicals were omitted from the most recently submitted annual Tier Two report.
  ChemForm can be used throughout the year to submit any initial report.  
Generic reporting no longer accepted
  Efffective with the 2013 reporting year, reporting via generic categories is no longer accepted by many of the states that previously accepted this method. Generic reporting was a simplified means of compliance and was developed in response to the unique nature of oil and gas exploration and production activities.
   For referencef: American Petroleum Institute's (API) Bulletin on the Generic Hazardous Chemical Category List and Inventory of the Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry (Bulletin E1). Copies of this publication an be obtained from API Publications Department, 1220 L Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005, 202-682-8375.
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