SARA Title III

The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) was signed into federal law in 1986.  Title III of SARA, is known as the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA). In Kentucky, the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission (KERC) is responsible for the collection and maintenance of Kentucky’s EPCRA notifications and reporting of Sections 302, 311, and 312 (Tier II).

Starting January 1, 2020, Kentucky facilities must submit their EPCRA Section 312 reports using the newly implemented TIER II MANAGER® online reporting system. Submissions, corrections, updates, and payments will be made through this new system at https://tier2.kyemweb.com:8171/  Submissions from tier2submit, through ky.gov will no longer be accepted.  Please review the slides in the documents section of this page for guidance on creating your account and listing your facility (ies).

Once your account is approved, and before starting a submission, please watch or read the materials provided in the RESOURSES tab of the system thoroughly to understand both the requirements and the online reporting process. The purpose of this online reporting portal is to provide State and local officials with specific information on hazardous chemicals present at Kentucky facilities for use in emergency preparedness, planning, and emergency response.

Reports submitted after the due date of March 1, will be fined a one-time late fee of $250 per facility IAW KRS 39E.990 (2).

Facilities no longer need to submit to the KERC, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and Fire Departments. Instead, a single submittal through TIER II MANAGER® satisfies all three submissions.

Submission of the Tier II report by facilities that meet the reporting requirements established under Section 312 of SARA Title III is required. Specifically, facilities are required to report their possession of Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) stored at 500 pounds or the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ), whichever is less. In addition, facilities must report any hazardous chemical for which a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is required under the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, and which is stored in the amount of 10,000 pounds or more. For more information on the list of EHS and their TPQ, or to obtain more information on the reporting requirements, please review the information available on the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission website at

 ​https://kyem.ky.gov/Who%20We%20Are/Pages/KERC.aspx.

If you have any questions or need assistance reporting, please contact the Program Manager at KY_Tier2_Manager@ky-em.org or 502-607-5770.​

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Documents
Title
102-DB, LEPC Detailed Budget, Version 3, November 2019Download
107-PLN, LEPC Public (Legal) Notice Advertisement, Version 3, November 14, 2019Download
301-PT, EHS Facility Emergency Response Plan Template, 2017.docDownload
303-PC, EHS Facility Emergency Response Plan Checklist, July 2017 No AMDownload
304-EP, EXAMPLE EHS Facility Emergency Response Plan, 2017Download
501-PR, LEPC Grant Eligibility and Paperwork Requirements, VERSION 3, June 2019Download
502-BL, LEPC Bylaws, Version 3, November 14, 2019Download
503-MM, LEPC Meeting Minutes- Updated September 2018Download
504-MA, LEPC Meeting Agenda, Updated October 2018Download
510-ORRR, Open Records Response Template, UPDATED January 2019Download
Accessing-Creating an Account in Tier II Manager.pptxDownload
EPCRADownload
KRS 39 EDownload
List of Lists- June 2019Download

Contact Us 

Tiffany Sizemore

KERC Program Manager
Office: 502.607.5770



State 24-hour warning point for HAZMAT Spill Notification
If you need to report a spill in accordance with SARA Title III Section 304 and KRS 39E.190, please contact the Duty Officer at the State Emergency Operations Center at 800.255.2587 which serves as the twenty-four (24) hour warning point and contact for the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission.