Guide to 2021 Environmental Reporting Deadlines: US EPA and Gulf Coast Region

February 22, 2021

By: Alan Anderson

It’s a new reporting year and time to plan for environmental reporting and compliance deadlines.  The following deadlines and reports are requirements under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and various state-specific environmental agencies.

Upcoming Deadlines:

Federal (EPA)

  • March 1st – EPCRA SARA Tier II (311 and 312)
  • March 31st – Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report
  • April 1st – Air Emissions Inventory – Class I, II
  • July 1st – EPCRA Form R (TRI Report)
  • September 1st – Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) of hazardous waste are being asked to submit a re-notification of their generator status

Louisiana (LDEQ)

  • January 28thAnnual Industrial Storm Water Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR)
  • March 1stHazardous Waste Annual Report
  • Submit a signed copy of your annual report no later than March 10 of each year – Small MS4 Annual Report Form
  • April 30thAir Emissions Inventory
  • No later than August 1 following the end of each reporting year – Industrial Solid Waste Generator Annual Report
  • No later than August 1 following the end of each reporting year – Annual Report for Beneficial Use Facilities
  • No later than August 1 following the end of each reporting year – Solid Waste Disposer Annual Report (Type I & Type II Landfills, Landfarms, & Surface Impoundments; Type III Construction Demolition Debris; & Woodwaste Landfills)
  • No later than August 1 following the end of each reporting year – Solid Waste Non-Processing Transfer Station Annual Recycling Report
  • October 1 – Solid Waste Annual Certification of Compliance Form – Permit holders must submit an annual CoC to the State by October 1 for the previous state fiscal year (i.e., July1 – June 30)
  • Annually, from initial certification date – Emergency Debris Site Annual Certification Form

Florida (DEP)

  • March 31stAnnual Report for Used Oil Handlers
  • March 31stAnnual Industrial Stormwater Discharge Monitoring Report (Report is for the previous reporting year)
  • April 1stAnnual Operating Report (AOR) (Certain facilities (Title V and synthetic non-Title V) must submit an operating report containing estimates of actual annual emissions to DEP each year.)
  • April 1stTitle V Annual Air Emissions Fees
  • July 1stAnnual Report for Used Oil Collection Centers

Texas (TCEQ)

  • January 25th, March 1stHazardous Waste Annual Report for Generators. The date for paper filings by an SQG or CESQG is by January 25 of the year following the reporting calendar year. SQGs or CESQGs choosing to file electronically have a filing date of March 1. The TCEQ requires LQGs to file the report electronically by March 1.
  • March 31stAir Emissions Inventory
  • March 31stAnnual Industrial Stormwater Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) is due for the previous reporting year.
  • June 30th, December 31stSemi-Annual Wastewater Report
  • July 1stPollution Prevention (P2) Plan Annual Progress Reports. Small quantity generators who do not report on the TRI form R are not required to submit a P2 Annual Progress Report.
  • Nov 30thAir Emissions Fees

Other Programs

  • NPDES Individual Permit DMRs – Typically due 28 days following monitoring period (Monthly, Quarterly, Semiannually, or Annually)
  • Review Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP / PPC) and update – Annually
  • SWPPP / PPC / BMP Training – Annually
  • SPCC Plan Update – Every 5 years
  • SPCC Discharge Prevention Training – Annually
  • Air Quality Permit Renewal – 6 months prior to expiration
  • Individual NPDES Permit Renewal – 6 months prior to expiration
  • NSPS OOOO Report – January 13th
  • NSPS OOOOa Report – October 31st

Regional expertise is critical to successfully managing a facility’s federal, state, and local compliance and reporting requirements.  Montrose provides a full range of regulatory consulting services for industrial, commercial, and governmental facilities — from planning and site selection through the permitting process and ongoing compliance.

For more 2021 reporting deadlines, check out our recent blog on the Southeastern US.

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Alan Anderson
Alan has more than seven years of diversified environmental consulting experience focusing on Environmental Compliance. Alan has managed large-scale projects to develop storm water (SWPPP) and spill prevention (SPCC) plans at over 100 facilities throughout the United States. He has completed a wide range of environmental projects under various state and federal programs, including UST, HSRA, and EPCRA chemical reporting, and has conducted numerous environmental compliance audits.

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