Guide to 2021 Environmental Reporting Deadlines: US EPA and Northwestern US

February 18, 2021

By: Karl Lany

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

Oregon (DEQ)

  • Feb 15th, May 15th, Aug 15th, Nov 15thQuarterly Industrial Stormwater Discharge Monitoring Report
  • March 1stHazardous Waste Annual Report for SQGs, LQGs, TSDFs, and Recyclers
  • August 1stAir Emissions Fee

Washington State (Department of Ecology)

  • Jan 31stRegistration Air Emissions Inventory. Pollution sources that are not required to obtain major source operating permits must register with the Washington Department of Ecology.
  • Feb 15th, May 15th, Aug 15th, Nov 15thIndustrial Stormwater Discharge Monitoring Report
  • March 1stDangerous Waste Annual Report for generators, transporters, TSDFs, Recycling Facilities
  • April 1stAir Registration Fees – applicable to non-major sources
  • Apr 15thAir Emissions for Operating Permit Sources. Deadline dependent on what county the reporting facility is located in.
  • Oct 31stGreenhouse Gas Emissions. Facilities not required to report GHG emissions to EPA that emit at least 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year in Washington, and suppliers off liquid motor vehicle fuel, special fuel, or aircraft fuel that provide products equivalent to at least 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year in Washington must report GHG emissions to Ecology.

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 blogs on CARB reporting deadlines and US EPA and CARB GHG reporting and verification deadlines.

Our consultants are here to help. Start a conversation with us now.

Karl LanyKarl Lany
District Manager
Karl Lany has over 30 years of air quality experience and currently oversees Montrose’s permitting and compliance in Southern California.  Mr. Lany has worked with various industries in the public and private sectors and has deep expertise working with federal, state, and local government agencies.  He holds an M.S. in Environmental Studies, a B.S in Civil Engineering Technology, and a B.S. in Business Finance.

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