If I submit my TRI report through TRI-MEweb, will it automatically be submitted to the state or tribe?
Facilities that use TRI-MEweb and are in a state or tribal territory participating in the TRI Data Exchange (TDX) will have their forms sent simultaneously to EPA and to their respective state or tribal TRI office. TRI-MEweb will inform the preparer during the submission process whether the facility is in a state or tribal territory participating in the TRI Data Exchange. A list of participating states is also available here: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-data-exchange.
However, if a facility is in a state or within tribal lands that is not participating in the TRI Data Exchange, any forms submitted via TRI-MEweb will not automatically be sent to the state/tribe. After these facilities submit their reports to EPA via TRI-MEweb, they should use the application to prepare a submission for the state/tribe on paper, diskette, CD, or DVD. To verify the preferred method of submission for each state and tribe, go to the TRI State Programs website at www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-state-contacts, or the TRI Tribal Contacts website at https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-tribal-contacts.