Biennial Report regulations & environmental compliance analysis

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

Report submission deadline: 40 CFR 262.41(a), 40 CFR 264.75, and 40 CFR 265.75 (interim status)

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)

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

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)

Biennial Report Overview


The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requires hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and TSDFs to report every 2 years on the quantities, type, and management method of hazardous wastes generated on-site and hazardous wastes received from off-site sources. Referred to by the EPA as the Hazardous Waste Report (EPA Form 8700-13 A/B), and by those in the environmental management field as the Biennial Report, the report must be submitted by March 1 of every even-numbered year with information of the ...

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