Biennial Reports Information

NEW! 2015 Forms and Instructions are now available. Please scroll down to the 2015 section.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

1.The 2015 Biennial Report must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2016 covering activities conducted in the calendar year 2015. It is the responsibility of all facilities to obtain current forms and reporting information. Furthermore, it is the facilities responsibility to submit reports and manage reporting deadlines.

2.Due to California Regulations, DTSC is not authorized to grant extensions.

3.DO NOT fax or e-mail completed Biennial Reports. Submit the Biennial Hazardous Waste Report electronically using the web version, EASITRAK. Print, sign, and mail the Certification page (fourth page of the SI Form) and the Declaration of Electronic Filing Form with the original signatures. Copies are not allowed.

4.No fees are required for completing the Biennial Report. However, failure to comply with Federal and State regulations regarding Biennial Reports may result in fines and penalties.

5.If you are a Treatment, Storage, and/or Disposal Facilities (TSDF) please go to the Annual Facility Report Page for reporting information.



PURPOSE OF THE BIENNIAL REPORT

The 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 RCRA hazardous waste generators, as well as, facilities that treat, store or dispose of RCRA hazardous waste, to report their hazardous waste activities biennially on 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, and
  • Be summarized and provided to the public, primarily through publication of the National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report.

This year, as in past years, DTSC is only collecting Biennial Reports from Large Quantity Generators (LQGs) of RCRA (Federally-regulated) hazardous wastes. 



SITE REQUIRED TO FILE THE HAZARDOUS WASTE REPORT

You are required by Federal statute (mandatory reporting) to complete and file the 2015 Hazardous Waste Report (also known as the "Biennial Report") if your site:

  • Met the definition (see below) of a RCRA Large Quantity Generator during 2015; or
  • Treated, stored, or disposed of RCRA hazardous wastes on-site during 2015.

 


DEFINITION OF A RCRA LARGE QUANTITY GENERATOR

You are a RCRA LQG for 2015 if you, by site, generate any of the following amounts in a calendar month:

(i) Greater than or equal to 1,000 kilograms (kg; 2,200 pounds [lbs]) of hazardous waste; or
(ii) Greater than 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of any acute hazardous wastes listed in sections 261.31 or 261.33(e); or
(iii) Greater 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 acute hazardous wastes listed in sections 261.31 or 261.33(e).

Note: Although current RCRA regulations do not specifically define the term "large quantity generator"

(LQG), they do define the terms "conditionally exempt small quantity generator" (CESQG) and "small quantity generator "(SQG). Thus, a LQG is a generator that is not a CESQG or SQG. For purposes of clarity, we describe above the situations when a site would be a LQG.

Also, you may be a CESQG or SQG (defined below) and generate excess amounts of either acute hazardous waste or residue or contaminated soil containing acute hazardous wastes such that you become a LQG for the calendar month. In this case, you also would need to complete a Hazardous Waste Report.

Note: You will report your current Hazardous Waste Generator status as of the date of submitting your 2015 Hazardous Waste Report on the Site ID Form in Item 10.A.1 – Generator of Hazardous Waste. Your current status may be different from the status during the report year that requires you to file the Hazardous Waste Report.

Note: Hazardous waste imported from a foreign country in 2015 must be counted in determining your generator status if your site is the U.S. Importer. This waste must be reported on the Waste Generation and Management Form (GM Form) or the Waste Received From Off-site Form (WR Form) in your 2015 Hazardous Waste Report.



2015 BIENNIAL REPORT MATERIALS




DOCUMENTATION:

Submit the Biennial Hazardous Waste Report electronically using the web version, EASITRAK. Print, sign, and mail the Certification page (fourth page of the SI Form) and the Declaration of Electronic Filing Form to:

Department of Toxic Substances Control
Attn: Biennial Reports


Via USPS: 

P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806

Via UPS/FedEx: 

1001 I Street, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814


Please also print and retain a copy for your files.



SOFTWARE LINK:

California has transitioned to an electronic system for the filing of your 2015 Hazardous Waste Report (Biennial Report) using the American Resource Management waste reporting software EASITRAK.

EASITRAK offers you a quick and convenient way to file your 2015 Biennial Report. 

EASITRAK Waste Reporting Software - New

http://www.arminc.net/ARM_Home/Default.aspx

2015 EASITRAK Training Manual (Same as 2011)- NEW!

Adobe Acrobat Readeris required to open many of the files, including the report itself.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Instructions & Forms

Q.Where can I find the most current EPA Flat File Specifications?

A.The 2015 Flat File Specifications can be downloaded from DTSC's web site at: http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/HazardousWaste/AnnualReports/Biennial_Reports.cfm

Q.How can I get another copy of the 2015 Hazardous Waste Report Instructions and Forms?

A.You can download the 2015 Hazardous Waste Report Instructions and Forms at http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/HazardousWaste/AnnualReports/Biennial_Reports.cfmblank


Q.How do I submit an exemption?

A.You can mail your exemption to:

Department of Toxic Substances Control
Attn: Biennial Reports

Via USPS:

P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806

Via UPS/FedEx:

1001 I Street, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Please also print and retain a copy for your files.

You can e-mail your exemption to:

BRSStaff@dtsc.ca.gov

You can fax your exemption to:

Attn: Biennial Report Staff
916-324-6799

Q.Are "California Only (e.g., Non-RCRA)" generators required to file?

A.No

Q.I am no longer generating or treating hazardous waste, am I required to file?

A.Yes, you are only exempt if you ceased all operations and all clean-up prior to January 1, 2015. Submit an Exemption form if you are exempt from filing.

Q.I just bought this company. Am I required to file?

A.Yes, you should have received records of past hazardous waste handling activity from the previous owner. Contact the transporter for missing copies of manifests.

Q.Who is required to submit a 2015 Biennial Report?

A.You are required by Federal statute (mandatory reporting) to complete and file the 2015 Hazardous Waste Report (also known as the "Biennial Report") or your State's equivalent hazardous waste report if your site:

″ Met the definition (see below) of a RCRA Large Quantity Generator (LQG) during 2015; or

″ Treated, stored, or disposed of RCRA hazardous wastes on-site during 2015.


 

BELOW ARE THE OLDER 2013 BIENNIAL REPORT MATERIALS. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF THESE WAS MARCH 1, 2014.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open many of the files, including the report itself.


FREE SOFTWARE LINK (FOR 2013 BIENNIAL FACILITY REPORT):

California recommends that LQG's use Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection Software:   
   
2013 BRState Software
2013 BRState User Manual

BRState Software Webinar Training - New

Session 1 - Software Set Up, Set Up User and Report Options   
Session 2 - RCRA Subtitle C Site Identification Forms (Site ID)
Session 3 - Waste Generation and Management Forms (GM)
Session 4 - Waste Received from Off-Site Forms (WR) - TSDF's Only
Session 5 - Error Checking, How to Print, and How to Create a Submission File/ Zip file


Information on the HS Waste Reporting Software: 


As of June 1, 2011, the Waste Reporter software is no longer available for distribution or support. Consequently, the software will not be available for preparation of Biennial Hazardous Waste reports for the 2011 or subsequent reporting years.