Biennial Report: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste generator biennial reporting requirements: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 USC 6922, and regulations at 40 CFR 262.40, 40 CFR 262.41, and 40 CFR 262.44

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Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) biennial reporting requirements: RCRA, 42 USC 6924 and regulations at 40 CFR 264.74 and 40 CFR 264.75; 40 CFR 265.74 and 40 CFR 265.75 (interim status); and 40 CFR 270.30

Very small quantity generator (VSQG) and small quantity generator (SQG) exemption: 40 CFR 262.14(a) and 40 CFR 262.44

Large quantity generators (LQGs): 40 CFR 260.10 and 40 CFR 262.41

Record retention: 40 CFR 262.40(b)

Exported generator hazardous waste: 40 CFR 262.41(c) and 40 CFR 262.83(g)

TSDFs: 40 CFR 261.6(c)(2)(iv), 40 CFR 264.75, and 40 CFR 265.75 (interim status)

Record retention: 40 CFR 270.30(j)(2)

Confidential business information: 40 CFR 2.201 to 2.311

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR)

Critical 2017/2018 Hazardous Waste Generator Information
Effective May 30, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (New Rule) must be followed in states and territories without a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)-authorized hazardous waste program (Alaska, Iowa, the Indian Nations, and the territories Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands). RCRA-authorized states must adopt the more stringent provisions of the New Rule by July 1, 2019, at the latest.The national regulatory analysis for this topic now describes the New Rule provisions. If your state has ...

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