The information provided in this article is for facilities reporting to the Community Right to Know (CR2K) Program as a contiguous site. There will be some changes to the way contiguous sites report their hazardous substances in the new online CHS Manager.
A contiguous site is a facility that has multiple buildings, structures, yards, etc. which are owned by the same company and whose boundaries are touching and or separated by public right-of-ways and have different addresses. Facilities separated by property owned or operated by others are not considered contiguous.
In CR2K's old system each address within a contiguous site was assigned a Facility ID number from the CR2K Program. In CHS Manager, all substances are reported under a single Facility ID number.
Each substance will need to be reported as follows:
The aggregate amount for each reportable substance will be listed under the single Facility ID number.
For each substance stored at a location within the contiguous site, the Facility will need to provide an address for the storage location along with the specific amounts.
Amounts of a substance in less than a reportable quantity can be shown as “various” if in multiple areas at a storage location within a single building.
Information previously submitted to the State Fire Marshal’s Office will be present in the CHS Manager once a user account is established. If a substance was at multiple locations at a contiguous site, these will be migrated into CHS Manager as duplicate substances under the single Facility ID number. The duplicates will need to be deleted, and the appropriate storage locations for each address should be identified under the aggregated substance.
Facility A is a contiguous site with three addresses and three facility ID numbers in the old system. Sulfuric acid is reported at two of the “facilities” within the contiguous site. When migrated into CHS Manager, the facility ID numbers are consolidated into one facility ID number. When the single facility is reviewed by the user in CHS Manager, they see two separate entries for sulfuric acid. One of the chemical entries will need to be deleted, and the aggregate amount for both locations should be reported under one chemical entry. Each storage location should be reported under the single chemical entry and identified by address.
Our staff is available to assist with this process or any other questions you may have about CHS Manager or CR2K regulations. They can be reached by calling our Hazardous Substance Information Hotline at 503-378-6835 or 800-454-6125, or submit a ticket.