EPA Proposed Rule for Updating NAICS Codes for TRI Reporting

EPA has developed a proposed a rule to update the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes to conform to the new 2022 codes provided by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for reporting toxic chemical releases to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). This update would not change any TRI reporting requirements or have an impact on which facilities are required to report to TRI. The NAICS codes identify the principal business activity at the facility and are updated by OMB every five years. The actual data required by a TRI form will not change due to this rulemaking, or affect the TRI facilities required to submit reports to the Agency under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) section 313. This is just a modification to the facility codes on the TRI reporting forms, and includes no changes for facilities with releases of PFAS that were added to the TRI per the the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020 (NDAA). EPA will accept comments on the proposed rule for 30 days following publication in the Federal Register via docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2022-0387 at www.regulations.gov. A full list of the modified NAICS codes for TRI reporting can also be found in the Federal Register Notice.