January 7, 2016
Another calendar year! Where does the time go? After the holiday bustle has ended, my next task is to start gathering up receipts and records for income tax filing. Just like taxes, our businesses face regulatory submission deadlines, reporting data from the past year, including Submission of the EPA Community Right to Know (CRTK) Survey and the Hazardous Waste Biennial Report (or Annual for some states), which are due March 1st. Also on the horizon, is the EPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and the New Jersey Release and Pollution Prevention Report (RPPR) both due July 1st.
Just like holiday gift shopping, the compilation and reporting process is less stressful and yields better results, if I begin early and develop a strategy with deadlines in mind. As such, here is my personal January 1st kick-off list that should make the time-consuming process of CRTK and TRI reporting easier to handle.
1. Start requesting and gathering all the information needed for these submittals: