California Biennial Report: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Biennial report requirements:

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Generators: 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66262.41

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 22 CCR 66264.75 and 22 CCR 66265.75 (interim status)

Annual report requirements:

TSDFs: 22 CCR 66264.75 and 22 CCR 66265.75 (interim status)

Generators: 22 CCR 66262.41(c) and 22 CCR 66264.75

Regulatory Agency

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA)\Department of Toxic Substances Control Hazardous Waste Management Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. California follows the federal biennial report rules for hazardous waste generators and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition, California requires annual reports from TSDF owners and operators, including generators that also treat, store, or dispose of hazardous wastes on-site.

Administration and enforcement. Cal/EPA administers and enforces the state's biennial and annual reporting requirements in California.

State Requirements



22 CCR 66262.41

California follows federal rules requiring hazardous waste generators to submit biennial reports to Cal/EPA by March 1 of every even-numbered year. California uses U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Form 8700-13A/B biennial report form, available from Cal/EPA.

Additional waste description information. In addition to the information requested by the federal form, California requires generators to include information relating to non-RCRA hazardous wastes (i.e., California state wastes) (22 CCR 66262.41(b)(5)). Generators ...

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