State of Alaska Tier II Forms
All Tier II reports for facilities in Alaska must be filed electronically. Click here, or visit ready.alaska.gov/TierII
AS 29.35.500 Municipal Powers and Duties, Reporting, Hazardous Materials. This statute requires the use of the Alaska Tier II form in place of the EPA Tier II form (online only for 2017 report year). It also identifies substances covered that are in addition to federal substances identified in the Environmental Protection Agency. Consolidated List of Chemicals Subject to EPCRA
If you experience difficulty accessing this information, please contact the Alaska Tier Two Database Administrator, Kevin Reeve at 907-428-7019.
Tier II Reporting "Frequently Asked Questions"
Q: When are Tier II reports due?
A: The Tier II reporting period is January 1 through March 1 each year for the chemicals present at your facility during the previous calendar year. Beginning January 1, 2019, you may begin inputting your chemical information for the 2018 calendar year.
Q: Can I file the Federal Tier II form or does the State have its own?
A: You must use the State of Alaska Tier II electronic reporting system. The electronic reporting system will generate a copy of the form when you hit submit. This copy should be maintained for your records.
Q: Where can I get a copy of the Alaska Tier II Form?
A: A copy of the completed Tier II form will be generated for you with the information you entered into the electronic database when you hit submit. This copy should be maintained for your records.
Q: What chemicals are subject to the EPCRA?
A: A consolidated list of chemicals subject to the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act can be found at the EPCRA covered substances web page . The link leads to the EPA List of Lists, and AS 29.35.500 which describes Alaska-specific requirements for certain chemicals. Be sure to look at both to ensure correct reporting. For gases and refrigerants you may also reference a gas conversion table available here .
Q: Who do I contact if I have questions about the reporting requirements?
A: Technical assistance for local and State reporting requirements is provided by your LEPC and/or your local fire department.
Further technical assistance for State reporting/regulatory requirements is available from the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Spill Prevention and Response (Kathy Shea) at 907-269-3071 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Technical assistance for federal reporting requirements is available from the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know (EPCRA) Hotline at 800-424-9346 or online at: https://www.epa.gov/epcra.
Technical assistance related to the databases is available from DMVA, Kevin Reeve at 907-428-7019.
If you have questions about reporting to the Anchorage LEPC, assistance is available from the Anchorage Community-Right-to-Know coordinator, Deneen Nichols, at 907-267-4900, or their website here.
Q: To whom do I send my Tier II Reports?
A: Upon submittal of your Tier II report through the electronic reporting system your Tier II information will be accessible to the following entities as required by regulation:
- Your local fire department.
- Your Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) (except for Anchorage; see below).
- The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).
You no longer need to send your reports to these entities separately, except for Anchorage.
Q: What are the requirements for the Municipality of Anchorage?
A: See the Anchorage CRTK page for details.
You MUST ALSO submit your Tier II form to the State of Alaska system in order to meet your requirement to report to the SERC.
Q: What are EPA’s new reporting requirements for physical and health hazards?
A: Tier II reporting in 2018 will comply with the updated physical and health hazards as defined in the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200, which EPA adopted in a Federal Register notice on June 13, 2016 (81 FR 38104). A correction was also posted in the Federal Register on July 22, 2016 (81 FR 47311). Refer to the EPA fact sheet for additional information here.
Q: Do I have to include a site plan with my Tier II report?
A: Yes. In October 2018 the SERC voted to require the submission of site maps with Tier II reports. These reports let first responders know where chemicals of concern are before they arrive on scene. This protects their safety and the safety of the community.
Q: Will the public have access to site plans if they submit a public information request?
A: No. Alaska state policy does not allow sharing site plans with the public.
Q: Do site plans need to be professional engineering or architectural drawings?
A: No. You may submit engineering or architectural drawings if you have them, but we will accept hand drawn maps, Google Earth snapshots with a legend describing where chemicals are located, and other clear representations of the locations of chemicals at your facility.
SERC Policy & Procedures for Public Access to Tier II Reports