Regulatory Assistance for Generators
What you need to know if you are a Generator
To get you started:
Get or Find an EPA ID Number
For California Only Regulated Generators, to apply for, reactivate, or inactivate a permanent California identification number, complete and submit (DTSC 1358). Faxing the form to (916) 255-4703 seems to work best.
You can obtain information on existing EPA ID numbers at www.hwts.dtsc.ca.gov. Go to the Reports tab. To apply for a temporary California ID number, go to http://hwts.dtsc.ca.gov/GetEPAID_index.cfm. DTSC no longer issues temporary ID numbers by phone.
For RCRA Regulated Generators to obtain a permanent or temporary U.S. EPA identification number, click on http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/epanums.html and follow the directions
FAQs for getting an EPA ID number.
Search for a company or ID number using the Hazardous Waste Tracking System.
Where to send your hazardous waste
Permitted Commercial Hazardous Waste Facilities
There are a few exceptions, but in most cases you need to hire a registered hazardous waste transporter to take your hazardous waste, using a hazardous waste manifest to a permitted treatment storage disposal facility. Look in your phone book to find a transporter and confirm that they are registered by checking their status here:
Where to send your manifest
The generator is required to send DTSC a copy of the Generator copy within 30 days of shipping the waste. If you send your hazardous waste out of state you must ensure that DTSC gets both a Generator Copy and a Facility Copy Generators must send a legible photocopy of the manifests to:
DTSC Generator Manifests
DTSC Facility Manifests
It is extremely important to send this copy to DTSC, even if it is late. There is no need to send a letter of explanation or cover letter, with a copy of a manifest. Just get it in ASAP.