Parent Company Definition for Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting (Proposed Rule)

ICR 202109-2070-001


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EPA/OCSPP 2597.01
Parent Company Definition for Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting (Proposed Rule)
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Regular 10/05/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
21,458 0
6,151 0
0 0

EPA proposes to codify the definition of “parent company” for purposes of reporting to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). Although the existing regulation requires facilities reporting to TRI to identify their parent company in annual reporting forms, no codified definition of this data element exists. Among the facilities reporting to TRI are those with complicated corporate ownership structures. As such, effort is required each year by reporting facilities and EPA to clarify how the parent company data element should be represented on the form. A codified definition of parent company would allow EPA to address various corporate ownership scenarios explicitly and reduce the reporting burden caused by regulatory uncertainty. This proposed rule would clarify existing regulations to reporting facilities and add a foreign parent company data element, if applicable, while improving the Agency’s data quality.

US Code: 42 USC 11023 Name of Law: Toxic Chemical Release Forms

2070-AK42 Proposed rulemaking 86 FR 53577 09/28/2021


IC Title Form No. Form Name
Parent Company Definition for TRI Reporting 9350-2, 9350-1 Toxics Release Inventory Form A ,   Toxics Release Inventory Form R

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 21,458 0 0 21,458 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 6,151 0 0 6,151 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
Increase in burden is due to proposed rule to codify TRI parent company definition, including an additional data element on TRI reporting forms for reporting the highest-level foreign parent company, when applicable. Higher costs are incurred in the first year following the effective date of the rule compared to subsequent years.

Angela Hofmann 202 260-2922 [email protected]


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