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Annual Facility Reporting Information

2018 Reporting Cycle Closed March 1st

NOTE: The Annual Facility Report (AFR) must be postmarked by March 1st of every year. The report covers activities conducted the previous year. Please do not fax or email completed reports.

Software Links and Forms

NEW! California now requires electronic filing of your 2018 Annual Facility Report using the secure DTSC Waste Reporting System (WRS). WRS offers you a secure, quick, and convenient way to file your report. Please read the instructions prior to entering data into WRS. If you have any questions, please contact us at BRSStaff@dtsc.ca.gov.

Note: Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection BRS software is no longer available. Annual Facility Report flat file specifications were revised June 2017. Please use these for 2018.

Required Forms for TSDFs:

  1. Site Identification (SI) Form (6 pages),
  2. Signed certification page from completed SI Form,
  3. Waste Generation and Management (GM) form(s) and/or
  4. Waste Received from Off Site (WR) form(s),
  5. Form CC: Closure & Post-closure Cost Estimate and Environmental Data – Required for active permits or
  6. Form CO: Ceased Operating as a Permitted or Interim Status Hazardous Waste Facility (TSDF) or Unit(s) – Required for units or facilities that ceased operations.

The CC and CO forms are combined and include instructions. Please print and retain a copy of your 2018 Annual Facility Report for your records.  

Prior Years

If you are looking for forms from prior years (2017, 2016 and 2015), go to our Prior Years Annual Facility Reports page.

Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open many of the files, including the report itself.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Who is required to file the Annual Facility Report?

A: All Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) are required to file the Annual Facility Report (AFR) for activities conducted in the prior year, pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4.5:

The Department of Toxic Substances Control holds facilities that handle hazardous wastes to high standards of operation. TSDFs are required to report all RCRA and State hazardous waste activities to maintain regulatory compliance in accordance with the AFR. Failure to comply with state regulations regarding Annual Facility Reports may result in fines and penalties.

DTSC collects and maintains information via the Annual Facility Report to analyze hazardous waste management activities in the state. DTSC uses this data to identify trends in hazardous waste management and to monitor hazardous waste facilities in California.

Q: Do I include the Form CC or Form CO with my Annual Facility Report?

A: Yes. If your facility has an active permit, you must include the Form CC (Form for Closure & Post-closure Cost Estimate and Environmental Data) or Form CO (Form for facilities Operating as a Permitted or Interim State Hazardous Waste Facility [TSDF] or Unit[s]).

Q: Do I include both federal and State hazardous waste codes?

A: Yes. You must include both federal and State hazardous waste codes on your SI, GM and WR forms.

Q: Is there a fee to file the Annual Facility Report?

A: No. There are no fees required to file the Annual Facility Report, however failure to comply with State regulations regarding Annual Facility Reports may result in fines and penalties.

Documentation

Submit your Annual Facility Report electronically using the DTSC Waste Reporting System. After submitting, mail the following to DTSC at the addresses listed below.

  • Signed Certification page (page 6 of the SI Form) and completed Form CO or CC or
  • Signed Certification page, Form CO or CC, and flat files on your CD, or USB drive (Win 32 FAT).

Please print and retain a copy for your files.

Via USPS:

Department of Toxic Substances Control
Attn: Annual Facility Reports, MS 11-A
P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806

Via UPS/FedEx:

Department of Toxic Substances Control
Attn: Annual Facility Reports
1001 I Street, MS 11-A
Sacramento, CA 95814

Training Resources

Annual Facility Report Informational Slides (Updated 3/26/2019)

How to Contact Us

Email: brsstaff@dtsc.ca.gov