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Maryland Online Tier II Reporting System (MOTTRS)

The Maryland Online Tier Two Reporting System (MOTTRS) has been upgraded. The upgraded application is available for use starting October 4, 2014. Registered users should be able to login using existing account information. 

ATTENTION!

All Maryland Tier Two Reports must be completed using MOTTRS.


MDE has implemented an online reporting system for facilities to use for reporting their Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Reports.  These reports, required by Section 312 of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), require covered facilities to provide detailed reports about the hazardous materials they use or store on site.  The reports are submitted to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) with jurisdiction over the facility, and the local fire department that would respond to any emergency at the facility.  Reports are due March 1st of each year.  MDE is the designated repository for the SERC copy of the reports.

In October 2014 MDE is introducing a new and improved MOTTRS. The new application uses the Tier2Manager by IDSI and has a host of features that simplify and streamline the reporting process. If you already have a MOTTRS account you can access use your existing username and password to access your data. Prior year submissions have been migrated to the new system.

The browser requirements for the all new MOTTRS are:

Internet Explorer 10 (non-compatibility mode) or higher;
Firefox 20 or higher;
Chrome 26 or higher.

Using older versions may create problems!  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to use this system.
You will need to enable javascript and turn off the pop-up blocker in your browser.

If you have never submitted a report online, follow this link to get started:

https://securesite.mde.state.md.us/tier2manager

If you need help with the login process, contact the Community Right-To-Know Section at 410-537-3800.

MOTTRS offers numerous benefits to facility users:

  • On-line data entry is user friendly
         o Drop down boxes provides easy reference to storage codes
         o Every EPA required data element is validated to insure accuracy of reports
         o Data is saved after completion of each page.
         o Web-forms look like standard Tier II report
  • Easy access to the system
         o Chemical Inventory information can be reviewed and revised to reflect inventory changes.
         o Users can log in, access existing records and make edits at anytime
  • Eliminates need to re-type redundant information each year.
  • References, resources, and reporting guidance included as part of Facility Submission Module
          o Links to EPA websites for guidance
          o Contact information for each Maryland LEPC contained in application
  • Supplemental files like Site Plans can be attached to the inventory report.
  • System can print hard copy Tier Two report for submission to LEPC, local fire department, and for facility records.

(Note – This year MDE does not require a hard copy submission.  No hard copy submission is required for the following LEPCs: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and Queen Anne’s).

The benefits to MDE from this new computer application are numerous, as well:

  • Facilities will be responsible for input of their own data into the system, relieving MDE of that responsibility.
  • Billing module automatically calculates appropriate fees from covered facilities and will enable staff to track financial transactions.
  • GIS module allows MDE to plot facilities on a map that includes many data layers and will make  spatial analysis of community hazards possible.
  • System supports a paperless regulatory reporting system.
  • MDE is able to share electronic chemical inventory with the following LEPCs.

 

Allegany County 

 Frederick County

Anne Arundel County

 Harford County 

Baltimore City

 Howard County

Baltimore County

 Montgomery County

Carroll County 

 Queen Anne’s County

Note:  A signed paper Tier Two Report must be submitted to the LEPC for any jurisdiction not listed above.  Please contact your LEPC for instructions regarding Tier Two submissions to the local fire department.

 

Getting Started

To get stated using MOTTRS, follow this link: https://securesite.mde.state.md.us/tier2manager  and click on Register Now.  Complete the web form including the name and address of each facility for which you report in Maryland*, and click SAVE.  This will generate an email to MDE, Community Right-To-Know Program staff requesting login approval.  If you provide a company owned email address in the web form, you will receive your response by email.  If the email address provided is not company owned, you will be contacted with instructions about how to register by alternative means

If you have any questions contact Patricia Williams by email at Patricia.Williams1@maryland.gov or by phone at 410-537-3800.

“Company” refers to the entity with responsibility for payment of the Community Right-To-Know (CRTK) Fund fees.  Maryland’s CRTK Fund fees are capped at $1,000 per owner/operator of one or more facilities in the State of Maryland.  If a company has multiple facilities in Maryland all of those facilities must be part of the same group for billing purposes.

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