The Biennial Report task is part of the Hazardous Waste compliance program in Complyrs.
Large quantity generator of RCRA wastes must complete a biennial report every two years. Reports for the previous (odd-numbered) year are due on March 1 of even-numbered years. “DTSC and U.S. EPA have a common mission to protect human health and the environment, which they carry out by enforcing strict management standards for hazardous wastes, and gathering information about the generation, transportation and final disposition of hazardous waste in the state.
The federal and state hazardous waste regulations require certain federally-regulated (RCRA) hazardous waste generators, as well as, facilities that treat, store or dispose of RCRA hazardous waste, to report their hazardous waste activities biennially in odd-numbered calendar years. The information collected will:
- Provide the U.S. EPA and California with a view of current hazardous waste generation and waste management in the United States;
- Show trends and changes in waste management and quantity when compared to past years’ reports;
- Be summarized and provided to the public, primarily through publication of the National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report” (California Department of Toxic Substance Control’).
Conditions of Inclusion
“You are a RCRA LQG if your site:
- Generated 1,000 kilograms (kg; 2,200 pounds [lbs.]) or more of non-acute RCRA hazardous waste (including quantities imported by importer site) in a single month; or
- Generated in a single month or accumulated at any time 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) or more of any RCRA acute hazardous wastes listed in 40 CFR sections 261.31 or 261.33; or
- Generated or accumulated at any time more than 100 kg (220 lbs.) of any residue or contaminated soil, waste, or other debris resulting from the cleanup of a spill, into or on any land or water, of any RCRA acute hazardous wastes listed in 40 CFR sections 261.31 or 261.33(e)”(California Department of Toxic Substance Control).
How to Submit the Biennial Report
- In California, biennial reports may be filed online via the DTSC Waste Reporting System (WRS). The DTSC has prepared extensive instructions on using this system here.
- Paper reporting is still accepted. The most recent version of the reporting forms and instructions is available on the US EPA website.
California DTSC: Biennial Reports Information
California Biennial Hazardous Waste Report
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