Needham, Mass. -February 17, 2009 – Many colleges and universities are required by law to submit a Tier II report, a report used to identify the nature and amount of hazardous materials the institution uses or stores onsite, to state and local authorities by March 1st of each year. Failure to comply with these rules can result in fines, civil actions, or a targeted audit. Tier II Express, a service offered by Environmental Health & Engineering Inc. (EH&E, www.eheinc.com) to help educational institutions manage Tier II compliance requirements, can help to avoid these potential problems.
“If this is your first time preparing a Tier II report, you may want to consider having EH&E help. The Tier II Express service expertly guides you through the site evaluation and reporting process so that you can avoid costly mistakes”, said Kevin Coghlan, M.S., C.I.H., Director of Operations at EH&E, a Needham, Mass. based environmental engineering and consulting firm.
For colleges and universities wishing to perform the site inspection themselves, Tier II Express is a valuable service that consists of:
- The client completing an initial questionnaire supplied by EH&E.
- EH&E personnel conducting a telephone interview in order to determine the site-specific information required for filing. EH&E then develops a site-specific questionnaire.
- EH&E performing data analysis and calculations for the filing and providing the client with spreadsheets including explanations of calculations in easy to read formats for future use.
- EH&E filing electronically with the state and local agencies, which includes writing the required submittal letters for the State Emergency Response Coordinator (SERC), the Local Emergency Planning Coordinator (LEPC0 and/or the local fire department, if applicable.
Tier II Express provides a “guided” self-inspection and reporting service for Tier II reports. This service benefits colleges and universities that have not filed, or have not filed in a number of years. Once a proper filing is performed, the yearly filing process becomes very easy for an institution’s personnel to perform themselves.
EH&E (www.eheinc.com) has provided an extensive range of environmental and engineering consulting services for 20 years. Our team consists of more than 60 experts with an outstanding record of providing business-focused solutions for issues that affect the built environment. EH&E has a depth of knowledge and credibility unmatched in the industry and our wealth of readily-accessible information has become a powerful resource for our clients.
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