The Wake County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) requires facilities that use, store or manufacture hazardous chemicals (chemicals requiring a Material Safety Data Sheet) to submit a Tier II Report if the quantity of any hazardous chemical present at any time during the reporting year meets or exceeds the lesser of the following thresholds:
  • The EPA’s Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ) stated in the List of Lists

  • 55 gallons or 500 pounds

EPCRA, Section 302(c), states that you must notify the SERC and LEPC within 60 days if any of the following occur:
  • The addition of new hazardous chemicals

  • A change in the quantity of hazardous chemicals present within your facility

  • A change in the location of hazardous chemicals within your facility

  • Your facility no longer uses, stores, or manufactures hazardous chemicals.

The Wake County LEPC requires the E-Plan electronic filing system for annual Tier II reporting. This electronic submittal satisfies the reporting requirements for the Wake County LEPC, the North Carolina State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), and the local fire department providing emergency services for your facility. All fire jurisdictions have access to E-Plan; therefore, hard copies are no longer required to be sent to the departments.
Regulatory References:
  • EPCRA Section 303(d)(3)
  • North Carolina General Assembly General Statutes Section 95-191
For questions regarding the state regulations for reporting chemical inventory or releases, please contact the following:

Emergency Preparedness and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA)

Adam Ryan
North Carolina Emergency Management
Tier II Email:
Tier II Phone: 919-436-2746

Risk Management Program
Thomas Steelman, Program Coordinator: 919-825-2531