If you operate a facility in Tuscaloosa County and are required to submit a Tier II report, The following will help you route your filings correctly. Tier II submissions must be entered no later than March 1st.
Where to File
Tuscaloosa County Tier II reports must be filed with three places:
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC – firstname.lastname@example.org for questions)
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)
- The fire department that services the facility’s location
Tuscaloosa County LEPC requires electronic submission by either a .t2s file or E-Plan. Please do not send just a .PDF of your Tier II. ADEM, Tuscaloosa Fire Department and Northport Fire Department request the same. For other locations, check with the local fire jurisdictions to determine their submission process.
Tier II Submit is a free software that can prepare and maintain Tier II reports. This can be downloaded from the EPA website (Download of the Tier II Submit software). When the software is downloaded, the facility must be built into the program. Once entered, the program only requires annual updates to create your filing. Tutorial on how to use Tier II Submit software. You may also submit your Tier II report through E-Plan. If you choose to use E-Plan for your facility, please forward a copy of the successful transmission email you receive from the program to LEPC OR a statement telling us you have filed this year’s Tier II report using E-Plan.
When submitting a Tier II report electronically, the format must be compatible for importing information into the CAMEO system (a .t2s file). Once the Tier II form is complete, save the file with a descriptive title (example: Acme, Inc – Tuscaloosa Co 2016 Tier II) and email the submission to email@example.com. Do not use the contact form on the Tuscaloosa County EMA website – you are not allowed to send attachments in the contact form.
In 2004, the Tuscaloosa County LEPC voted to implement a program to help support it financially through annual contributions. Contributions are solicited and collected when the Tier II reports are due.
The funds received by LEPC are used for: training of first responders, emergency equipment for first responders, and community outreach programs. Your support is vital to sustain the mission of Tuscaloosa County’s LEPC and is greatly appreciated. Your local LEPC is operated by volunteers from industry and the community.
Each facility is requested to contribute one hundred dollars ($100). Those facilities with Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS’s) are asked to contribute an additional $100 for each EHS, not to exceed a total donation of five-hundred dollars ($500).
Mail your check, by March 1st, to the Tuscaloosa County LEPC at 7400 Richard M. Pierce Parkway, Northport, AL 35473. Tuscaloosa County LEPC is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, therefore your contribution is tax deductible. In order for your facility to receive a receipt from the Tuscaloosa County LEPC treasurer for your donation, please email the contact person and mailing address for the receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org.