THE DEADLINE FOR FILING 2012 DATA IS
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
Owners or operators of facilities that have hazardous chemicals on hand in quantities equal to or greater than set threshold levels must submit Tier 2 forms between January 1 and March 1 for the previous calendar year.
The purpose of the Tier 2 form is to provide State and local officials and the public with specific information on hazardous chemicals present at your facility during the previous calendar year.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) requires all regulated facilities to submit Tier 2 information electronically by using Tier 2 Manager, IEMA's Tier 2 on-line filing system. Each facility's username is unique to its physical (9-1-1) address.
IEMA also requires all 302 (EHS) and 311 (MSDS) submissions be made by using Tier 2 Manager. Hard-copy submissions to IEMA are not accepted. Print out screen shots of completed 302 and 311s to serve as hard-copy submissions for the LEPC and fire department.
Although there are NO new requirements for Reporting Year 2012, active Tier 2 facilities should continue to comply with the following: during the past few years, over half of Illinois' Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), and many local fire departments, have obtained access to IEMA's Tier 2 Manager On-Line Filing System. While IEMA continues to work with LEPCs and local fire departments regarding Tier 2 Manager accessibility, we are also striving to provide up-to-date and complete electronic chemical emergency planning and response information to LEPCs and local fire departments; therefore, when updates are made to Tier 2 information, facilities must also update and attach Site Plans (Maps) and electronic Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), when applicable. Updated Site Plans (Maps) and MSDSs allow LEPCs and local fire departments to have instant access to pertinent chemical information. Attachment instructions are located on IEMA's Tier 2 Reporting Website (URL below).
MSDS REQUIREMENT: An up-to-date electronic MSDS must be attached to each Tier 2 chemical in Step 2 on the Facility Home Page. MSDS attachment instructions are located in the Resource Link Section below.
SITE PLAN (MAP) REQUIREMENTS: Site plans must meet minimum requirements. In Tier 2 Manager, a site plan is a one-page diagram of where the Tier 2 chemicals are stored within the facility's site/location. An up-to-date site plan (map) may be attached in Step 3 on the Facility Home Page. Site Map requirements, and sample site maps, are listed in the Resource Link Section below.
Facilities that reported in 2011 may use their username and password information to access Tier 2 Manager (see link below). Click on "Sign In" on the Tier 2 Manager Start-up Screen and enter the User ID and Password. If you don't remember your username and password, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your facility name and physical address in request. Due to security concerns, if a consultant requests a username/password on behalf of their client facility, IEMA must receive the request from a FACILITY representative using a facility-related e-mail address. The facility representative may "cc" the consultant in the request and ask that IEMA "reply to all" when responding.
Facilities that reported in 2011, but are not subject to reporting for 2012, should make the facility inactive on the Tier 2 Manager Facility Home Page.
Facilities that didn't file in 2011, but are subject to reporting for 2012, should contact IEMA, at email@example.com for a state-issued User ID and Password. In order to set up a user profile, please include the facility name, physical address, city, and zip code, as well as a facility representative's name, telephone number, and e-mail address.
Facilities that have moved to a new location in 2012, should contact IEMA, at firstname.lastname@example.org for a NEW state-issued User ID and Password. Please do NOT change the address assigned to your User Name. In order to set up a new user profile, please include the facility name, physical address, city, and zip code, as well as a facility representative's name, telephone number, and e-mail address.
Inquiries should be made to Ms. Lori Canterbury or Ms. Carlita D. Crockett, IEMA Tier 2 Specialists, at 217-558-0559 or email@example.com.
After you have completed your Tier 2 submission, PRINT out hard copies and mail to your LEPC and fire department (links in upper right corner of this webpage). DO NOT SEND HARD COPIES TO IEMA. HARD COPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED AND WILL BE SHREDDED.
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