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SARA Title III:  Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know

Last updated November 23, 2021

NDEE provides assistance to those facilities subject to the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as SARA Title III.

What is EPCRA/SARA Title III, and what are the reporting requirements?
EPCRA's primary purpose is to inform communities and citizens of chemical hazards in their areas.

Annual Reporting Online
Businesses are required to report the locations and quantities of chemicals stored on-site to state and local governments in order to help communities prepare to respond to chemical spills and similar emergencies. This reporting is required annually, from January 1st to March 1st, and can be done online by following this Online NDEE Tier II System link and selecting “Enter Tier II Form Submission System.”

NDEE sends a reminder postcard (with facility identification numbers and passwords) to facilities subject to those regulations every January, or facilities can also use the form on the agency's Online NDEE Tier II System.

The annual postcard from NDEE includes the necessary information to complete the online reporting. If you cannot find or did not receive this information, please contact the NDEE Tier II representative at
(402) 471-2186.

Online NDEE Tier II System

Responders and public access to information
The public and local responders can access information about the chemicals stored at facilities within Nebraska towns by going to the link above and selecting “Search for Tier II Reporting Facilities.”

Who needs to submit Tier II information annually?
A facility in Nebraska is required to submit a Tier II report if listed hazardous substances are present at any one time during the preceding calendar year at the facility in amounts either equal to or greater than amounts established by EPA.

Annual reporting requirements listed in Sections 311-312 of EPCRA include:

  • an annual report listing the hazardous chemicals present at 10,000 pounds, or above the threshold planning quantity at the facility,
  • an annual quantitative report of the listed chemicals, and
  • an annual facility inventory report of toxic chemicals manufactured, stored or used, and the amounts released to the environment by the specific media

Other Reporting Requirements
Other aspects that need to be reported to NDEE include:

Who to contact
Questions regarding reporting requirements or the content of the report should be directed to: Terri Blunk, EPA Region VII, at

Questions regarding facility ID numbers and passwords should be directed to
(402) 471-2186.

Additional information about reporting requirements and contacts can be found on the
Section 311-312 Tier II reporting requirements page.