Tier II Information

Facilities covered by the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) must submit an emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), and the local fire department annually. Facilities provide either a Tier I or Tier II form.

Most states including Kansas require the Tier II form. Tier II forms require basic facility identification information, employee contact information for both emergencies and non-emergencies, and information about chemicals stored or used at the facility:
  • The chemical name or the common name as indicated on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • An estimate of the maximum amount of the chemical present at any time during the preceding calendar year and the average daily amount
  • A brief description of the manner of storage of the chemical
  • The location of the chemical within the facility
  • An indication of whether the owner of the facility elects to withhold location information from disclosure to the public

For more information, visit the EPCRA website.

Filing Fees
In 2003, the Seward County Commission established a filing fee for all entities required to report handling, storage, or emission of hazardous materials. The fees are used to offset costs incurred by Seward County to process these reports and maintain information for use by emergency personnel in the event that an emergency response is required. View the Tier II Fee Schedule.