The TRI Program’s mission is to provide the public with information about TRI chemicals, including releases, other waste management (e.g., recycling), and pollution prevention from TRI-reporting facilities. To achieve this mission, the TRI Program:

  • Develops regulations, guidance, and policies;
  • Collects, manages and promotes the use of TRI data;
  • Informs the public about possible exposure to TRI chemicals and related health and ecological risks, and highlights information facilities submit on reducing the use and release of these chemicals; and
  • Assists government agencies, researchers, and others in research and data gathering.

The vision for the Toxics Release Inventory is that TRI is recognized as a premier resource for accessing information on possible exposure to toxic chemicals and pollution prevention activities that can reduce this exposure.