Below you will find a guide to reporting Lead Acid Batteries in CHS Manager. If, after reading this guide, you still have questions about reporting Lead Acid Batteries you should contact the Community Right to Know program at 503-378-6835 or 800-454-6125 and someone will be available to assist you with the reporting.
Lead Acid Batteries must be reported in CHS Manager in pounds. You do not need to break down the lead and sulfuric acid inside the battery to report them separately. The aggregate amount of all Lead Acid Batteries stored and/or used at the facility will be shown as a single substance on the report.
The weight of each battery at the facility must be determined in order to report the total weight of all batteries. The best way to determine the weight of each battery is to contact your supplier or manufacturer; they will have the specifications for each of the batteries they sell. Once you have determined the total weight of all batteries you will enter this information into CHS Manager.
Note: Sulfuric acid is an Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) chemical subject to EPA reporting requirements if the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ) of 1,000 pounds or 65 gallons is met. EPA reporting requirements are met by indicating in CHS Manager that the lead acid batteries are subject to EPCRA Section 302. Generally, the TPQ of sulfuric acid is met if you have 10,000 pounds of lead acid batteries. Contact the supplier for the specific sulfuric acid content if needed.
If you have questions about Lead Acid Batteries reporting in CHS Manager, you should contact the Community Right to Know program at 503-378-6835 or 800-454-6125.