Managing Hazardous Waste

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Hazardous Waste Permanent Federal EPA ID Numbers

Permanent federal EPA ID numbers are issued to people and businesses who routinely generate more than 100 kg of RCRA hazardous waste and/or more than 1 kg of acutely hazardous waste per month. If you generate less than these amounts of a RCRA hazardous waste or any amount of a non-RCRA hazardous waste, you will need a permanent State EPA ID number.

How to Obtain a Permanent Federal EPA ID Number?

To obtain a permanent federal EPA ID number you will need to complete and submit the US EPA Form 8700-12 – RCRA Subtitle C Site Identification Form. You have two options to submit the form. We recommend submitting the form electronically for a faster processing time.

I want to submit US EPA Form 8700-12

Electronically

To submit US EPA Form 8700-12 electronically you will need to have a myRCRAid account. MyRCRAid is a module of the RCRAInfo System created by US EPA to help you obtain a federal EPA ID number or update information on a federal EPA ID number.

I do not have a myRCRAid account.

  • Register as an Industry User for a myRCRAid account through the myRCRAInfo System.
  • After you have successfully created an account you will then be able to complete US EPA Form 8700-12 electronically.
  • For more detailed information on how to register for myRCRAid and instructions on completing US EPA 8700-12 electronically visit DTSC’s Using myRCRAid page.

I have a myRCRAid account.

The processing time for electronic submissions are 7-10 business days from the date DTSC verifies that your application is complete.

By Mail

Download US EPA Form 8700-12. The application begins on page 113. Mail the completed application with original “wet” signatures to:

California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Attn: RCRA Notifications
P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806

UPS or FedEx overnight mailing address
California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Attn: RCRA Notifications
1001 I Street MS 11-A
Sacramento, CA 95814

The processing time for paper submissions are 10-15 business days from the date DTSC verifies that your application is complete.

Federal and State Waste Codes

In US EPA Form 8700-12, the applicant will need to list at least one federal and at least one State waste code. For federal waste codes, please go to the U.S. EPA’s Waste Code List and Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 261. Please go to California Hazardous Waste Codes for a list of non-RCRA (California-only) waste codes.