Geographic Data Set: Toxic Release Inventory
Description: A public database of annually reported toxic chemical releases and management from certain manufacturing or processes facilities. The TRI was established under Title III, Section 313, of the Federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), which is also known as the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA). The inventory was established to provide information to the public about the presence and release of toxic and hazardous chemicals in communities. From its inception, the TRI program has been expanding and evolving. As part of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, TRI was expanded and facilities must also report additional waste management and pollution prevention activities. In 1995, 286 chemicals and chemical categories were added to the reporting requirement and in 1998, seven new industry sectors were added to those facilities required to report. This addition of new sectors led to an increase in overall reporting. Currently the reportable TRI chemical list contains 576 individually listed chemicals and 28 chemical categories.
Certain manufacturing or processing facilities that produce, process, or otherwise use a TRI chemical in excess of a certain threshold level must report TRI information to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and to the state in which the facility is located. Since inception of the program the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received and compiled TRI data from facilities in New York State and published the information annually.
Available: Statewide
Completion or Most Recent Revision Date: May, 2008
Accuracy The data should not be used for precise determination of facility buildings, property, or entrances. It is most useful for determining the general location and concentration of facilities annually reporting toxic chemical releases.
Projection and Map Units: NYTM in meters, NAD83 horizontal datum.
Contact: GIS Unit
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
265 Broadway, 12th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-2750
(518) 402-9860
(518) 402-9031 FAX