Requirements for Hazardous Waste Reporting
Federal regulations require large quantity generators of hazardous waste to submit a report every two years. The requirements of the report include:
- The nature of the hazardous waste
- The quantities of the hazardous waste
- The disposition of hazardous waste
National Biennial RCRA Report
EPA refers to this reporting as the National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report or Biennial Report. The Biennial Report form (EPA form 8700-13A/B) must be submitted to the authorized state agency or EPA regional office by March 1 of every even-numbered year (for example, a report due by March 1, 2018, would report activities from the calendar year 2017).
The form includes additional information such as:
- Facility’s EPA ID Number
- Facility’s name and address
- Quantity and nature of waste generated
- Whether the waste was sent for recycling, treatment, storage, or disposal
In addition, the respondents’ submissions (reports) need to describe:
- Each generated hazardous waste
- The activity by which they generated the waste
- The waste quantity
- List the management method by which each waste was treated, recycled, or disposed of, and the quantity managed.
The entire packet containing all three forms, the Notification of RCRA Subtitle C Activities (Site Identification Form 8700-12), the Hazardous Waste Report (Biennial Report Form 8700-13A/B) and the Part A Permit Application (8700-23), is available as one PDF.
Essential Practices for Hazardous Waste Reporting
Keeping good records throughout the year will ease the process of reporting. You can also contact your waste hauler and/or Treatment Storage and Disposal Facility (TSDF) to get accurate information regarding exactly how much they removed from your site and how the waste was treated/handled.