Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)

The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) is a database that contains information concerning specific toxic chemical releases, transfers, waste management and pollution prevention activities from manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. This inventory was established under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), which Congress passed to promote planning for chemical emergencies and to provide information to the public about presence and release of toxic and hazardous chemicals in their communities. TRI does not regulate chemical discharges. In Ohio, state authority has been granted to Ohio EPA under the Ohio Right-to-Know Act of 1988 and Ohio Revised Code.

What's New


As part of the 2018-2019 biennium budget, the TRI fees have been totally eliminated. Ohio EPA’s Division of Air Pollution Control will continue to administer the TRI Program and provide technical assistance to the regulated community and the public.

U.S. EPA continues to administer the national reporting program, by providing web-based reporting, web-based training, and user-friendly web-based access to the TRI data.

Ohio EPA Accepts TRI Reports through the Central Data Exchange

Facilities located in Ohio can now submit their TRI information to both U.S. EPA and the Ohio EPA/Toxic Release Inventory Program simultaneously through the Federal Central Data Exchange (CDX) using the TRI-MEweb application. CDX will automatically forward your data to Ohio. This method eliminates the need to generate a diskette or CD to mail separately to Ohio EPA.

The CDX Help Desk can be contacted at 1-888-890-1995, email at or their website at If you wish to register as a CDX user, please click here.

TRI Staff

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Jeff Beattie, Environmental Supervisor

Administrative TRI issues




 As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. In order to reach us, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946