Arizona Biennial Report: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Annual report:

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Generators: Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-8-262(H)

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-264(I) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265(I) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Waste Programs Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arizona follows the federal biennial report rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) (persons generating 1,000 kilograms (kg) or more of hazardous waste or more than 1 kg of acutely hazardous waste a month) and for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). However, the state requires the report to be submitted to ADEQ by March 1 of each year and therefore calls it an annual report. ADEQ provides LQGs and TSDFs with the annual report form and compiles the information from the annual reports to complete the federal biennial reports, due to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by March 1 of every even-numbered year.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Waste Programs Division administers and enforces the state's biennial and annual reporting requirements.

State Requirements



AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-262(H)

Each year, LQGs must submit to ADEQ a single copy of an annual report on a form provided by the Department by March 1. Reporting information covers the facility's activity from the preceding year and must include:

  • Generator's EPA identification (ID) number, name, location, and mailing address
  • Calendar year covered by report
  • EPA ID number, name, ...

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