Under the TRI program, electric utilities are required to file reports with EPA on their “releases” of any of nearly 650 chemicals. For over a decade, TRI reports have been mandated for the U.S. manufacturing sector under the 1986 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. In 1997, the Environmental Protection Agency expanded the program to include electric utilities and several other industry sectors, which began filing TRI data beginning with the 1998 reporting cycle.
MINNEAPOLIS–Open Access Technology International Inc. (OATI) has processed more than one million energy transaction tags as of early July for its approximately 350 customer organizations in the energy industry. Energy transaction tags are a key element in the process to assure that North American energy market participants charged with the delivery of electric energy to consumers meet the reliability requirements established by the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC).