Community Right to Know (CRTK)
4700 Elmore Rd, Anchorage, Alaska 99507
2021 Community Right-to-Know (CRTK) Tier II Reporting Instructions (Updated 12/2/20)
Beginning January 1, 2021 the Anchorage Fire Department (AFD) will require all Community Right-To-Know (CRTK) Tier II reports to be filed electronically using the E-Plan Database, with the exception of transshipment reports. Only transshipment facilities are required to complete a transshipment form.
Transshipment reports will be filed through paper submittals emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For transshipment forms and additional information go to transshipment form. Only CRTK transshipment forms may be emailed, all other CRTK Tier II forms must be submitted using the E-Plan Database.
All facilities are responsible for submitting their report(s) by March 1st.
AFD does not have the same reporting thresholds as the State of Alaska, please click here for reporting thresholds and additional reporting requirements.
E-Plan has created an Access ID and a Password for your facility. If you did not receive an email from State of Alaska DEC with your log-in credentials contact them at email@example.com.
To avoid additional fees please take the time to complete your report(s) and attach the required attachments. Additional fees may be assessed for any of the following items:
- Failure to report or report by March 1st
- Site map not attached (Site map must include the location(s) of all reportable chemicals)
- NFPA 704 Placarding verification (photo) not attached. Placarding verification is required the first time you file and every subsequent even-numbered report year
Tier II forms submitted using the E-Plan Database are automatically available to the Anchorage Fire Department, which fulfills submission requirement to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and the State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.
Your continuing cooperation and partnership make the CRTK a successful model program, keeping Anchorage safe for everyone.
History and Purpose
The Community Right to Know (CRTK) program was enacted in 1980 as the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). In 1986, CERCLA was expanded and refined with the Superfund Amendments and Re-authorization Act (SARA). A critical part known as SARA Title III, the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPRCRA) greatly affects the safety of citizens and emergency responders throughout the country.
The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and the State of Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Emergency Services (ADES) help communities meet program requirements. The Municipality Of Anchorage provides resources from the Anchorage Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management for the Anchorage LEPC who together have created a model program of risk management and personnel safety.
All facilities within the geographic boundaries of the Municipality Of Anchorage are required to evaluate the hazard of the chemicals, and any substances or materials, used stored or sold on their site and file a Tier II form annually to the Anchorage Fire Department with a copy to ADEC. Alaska State Statute Title 29 outlines the requirements and establishes the authority for the Municipality of Anchorage in implementing a CRTK program. Anchorage Municipal Code Chapter 16 outlines the reporting requirements for the Municipality Of Anchorage.