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Hazardous Waste Temporary Federal EPA ID Numbers

Temporary federal EPA ID numbers are issued to people and businesses who do not routinely generate RCRA hazardous waste in quantities greater than 100 kg (27 gallons or 220 lbs) and/or 1 kg of acutely hazardous waste per month. These EPA ID numbers are used for one time or short duration events.

How to Obtain a Temporary Federal EPA ID Number?

To obtain a temporary federal EPA ID number, you will need to complete and submit 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 the US EPA to help you obtain 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 information on how to register for myRCRAid and instructions on completing US EPA 8700-12 electronically, visit the 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. Only application with original “wet” signatures will be accepted. Please mail the application to the following address:

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 is 10-15 business days from the date DTSC verifies that your application is complete.

Federal and State Waste Codes

In U.S. EPA Form 8700-12, you 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.