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Annual Tier II Reporting Webinar

IDHS is offering a virtual training for the Tier II Manager system at 1 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 7, 2022. The training will offer step-by-step instructions on how to use Tier II Manager and how to submit an annual Tier II (312) report, as well as cover EHS Facility Emergency Response Plan questions. Sign up for the webinar by emailing saratr2@dhs.in.gov.

Guidance for EHS Facility Emergency Response Plan Development Questions

The EHS Facility Emergency Response Plan Development questions are new to the 2023 Tier II reporting season. The questions were implemented as part of the LEPC Planning Module of Tier II Manager, with the specific purpose of capturing what types of hazmat emergency planning and preparedness that facilities have available. Please note that these questions are requested to be completed by facilities only if their on-site chemical inventory matches one of the following criteria:

  • The facility has an Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) chemical on-site that is at or over its Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ).
  • The facility has a non-EHS chemical onsite where the maximum daily amount is above the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) reportable quantity.

The TPQ and reportable quantities for EHS and non-EHS chemicals are determined by the U.S. EPA and can be found in its Consolidated List of Lists.

Guidance on how to accurately answer these questions can be found in the EHS Facility Emergency Response Plan question checklist.

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About Tier II Manager

Tier II Manager is an online hazmat reporting and emergency planning system used by the state of Indiana to collect and process annual Tier II reports from facilities (often referred to as EPCRA Section 312 reports). Additionally, facilities are required to submit incident reports through Tier II Manager after notifying the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) 24-Hour Emergency Spill Line of a chemical release or spill.

Tier II Manager is also a tool used by Indiana fire departments, emergency managers and Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) to analyze hazardous chemical inventories stored by facilities in their own counties and plan for potential hazmat emergencies.

Please see the list of frequently asked questions below addressing Tier II Manager questions. If the answer cannot be found below, contact the SARA Title III Program at 317-234-9697 or saratr2@dhs.in.gov.

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Facility User Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to file a Tier II (302) report for my facility?

    Any facility in Indiana that stores more than 10,000 pounds of hazardous chemicals must submit an annual Tier II report. For facilities that store extremely hazardous substances (EHS), the reporting amount is either 500 pounds or its threshold planning quantity (TPQ), whichever is lower. You can identify an EHS TPQ through the Environmental Protection Agency's Consolidated List of Lists.

  • How do I file a Tier II report in Indiana?

    Indiana facilities are required to file their Tier II reports in Tier II Manager after signing up for an account. To sign up for an account, visit https://tier2.dhs.in.gov/ and click the Register button. At the "What Type of User are you?" question, select "Reporting Facility/Business User." After submitting an account request, a SARA Title III Program staff member will review and approve it.

  • Can my facility have multiple Tier II Manager accounts?

    No, a facility is only allowed to have one Tier II Manager account at a given time.

  • I am locked out of my Tier II Manager account. What do I do?

    A user account will be disabled if the password is typed incorrectly more than five times consecutively. If an account becomes disabled, the user should contact the SARA Title III Program at saratr2@dhs.in.gov to reactivate it.

    If an account has not been accessed for 18 months, it will become "revoked." Once this happens, the account cannot be recovered. The user must register for a new account by contacting the SARA Title III Program to set up a new one.

  • My Tier II Manager account has been created and I can log in, but why do I not see my facility in my facility list?

    If a facility has previously filed a Tier II report in Tier II Manager but the facility user’s account does not display it in the facility list, this means the facility data is attached to a different user account. To access this facility data, the user will need to contact the SARA Title III Program at saratr2@dhs.in.gov and request the facility be transferred to that account (please include the facility ID number for the facility trying to be accessed). Facilities that have never submitted a Tier II report in Tier II Manager before will need to add the facility in the “facilities” list of the account.

Fire Department and Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does my organization have to register for a Tier II Manager account?

    EMAs are not required to have a Tier II Manager account, but fire departments must register for an account to access their jurisdiction’s Tier II facility information.
    Note: It is completely free for fire departments and EMAs to register and use a Tier II Manager account.

  • What benefit will Tier II Manager provide to my organization?

    In addition to providing access to their jurisdiction’s Tier II reports, fire departments or EMAs with an account can view facilities in their area via GIS mapping in the Tier II Manager system and view facility site area maps all through the same hub. This is especially helpful when planning for hazmat emergencies or even responding to them.

  • How do I register for an account for my organization?

    Fire departments and EMAs interested in creating a Tier II Manager account should visit and complete this registration form. A SARA Title III Program staff member will review the request and notify the fire department or EMA when the account is ready for use.

  • Can my organization have multiple Tier II Manager accounts?

    No, a fire department or EMA is only allowed to have one Tier II Manager account at a given time.

  • I am locked out of my Tier II Manager account. What do I do?

    A fire department/EMA account will be disabled if the password is typed incorrectly more than five times consecutively. If an account becomes disabled, the user should contact the SARA Title III Program at saratr2@dhs.in.gov to reactivate it.

    If an account has not been accessed for 18 months, it will become "revoked." Once this happens, the account cannot be recovered. The user must register for a new account by contacting the SARA Title III Program to set up a new one.