Managing Hazardous Waste

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Reporting-Recordkeeping Standards

Generators have several recordkeeping and reporting responsibilities in Article 4 of Chapter 12. These requirements specify the records a generator must keep and the length of time a generator must retain these records.

Reporting Requirements

LQGs who ship hazardous waste off site to a TSDF, or who treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste on site, may be required to submit a Biennial Report (EPA Form 8700-13A/B) to DTSC by March 1 of each even-numbered year (§66262.41). The Biennial Report compiles data collected from off-site shipments of waste during the previous calendar year. The report includes information such as the EPA ID number, name, and address of the generator; the EPA ID number of each TSDF in the United States to which waste was sent during the period (as well as the quantity of hazardous waste sent); and the manner in which the waste will be treated.

An LQG is required to submit a biennial report for activities which meet any of the following criteria:

  1. The site generated in any single month 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs) or more of RCRA hazardous waste; or
  2. The site generated in any single month, or accumulated at any time, 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of RCRA acute hazardous waste; or
  3. The site generated or accumulated at any time more than 100 kg (220 lbs) of spill cleanup materials contaminated with RCRA acute hazardous waste.

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LQGs and SQGs may also need to submit exception reports pursuant to the requirements in §66262.42. Finally, DTSC may require the generator to submit additional reports or information pursuant to §66262.43.

Recordkeeping Requirements

Under §66262.40, the generator must keep a signed copy of the manifest for at least three years from the date the waste was accepted by the initial transporter. The generator must also retain a copy of each Biennial Report and Exception Report for a period of three years from the due date of the report. In addition to these requirements, a generator must keep records of any test results, waste analyses, or other determinations made in accordance with §66262.11 for at least three years. These time periods are extended automatically during the course of any enforcement action.