Annual Reporting Requirement
The Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 requires facilities meeting certain criteria to register with the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) for Hazardous Materials. The links below comprise a reporting package to assist these facilities in meeting the Act's annual reporting requirements and obligation to submit an annual registration fee as required by Florida law (Chapter 252, Part II, Florida Statutes). Annual registration fees and forms must be submitted to the SERC by March 1 of each year. Governmental bodies are exempt from paying the annual registration fees, and certain agricultural facilities may be eligible for adjusted annual fees. In addition, Section 312 facilities are required to submit an annual chemical inventory report (Tier II form) to the SERC, their Local Emergency Planning Committee, and their local fire department by the March 1 deadline.
If you have any questions or need assistance determining your reporting or fee payment status, please call the SERC's Compliance Planning Section at (850) 413-9970 or (800) 635-7179 (in Florida).
Prior to the March 1st reporting deadline the LEPC offers “EPCRA - How to Comply” workshops. These typically take place in late-January and February of each year. Presentations on How to Comply and E-Plan, the state’s electronic Tier II reporting system are available under the “EPCRA – Tier II Reporting” Tab.
Submission of Tier II reporting through E-Plan will satisfy requirements of reporting to the Northeast Florida LEPC. You will still need to contact your local fire department to determine their acceptable means of submission.