Sample Permits (also includes a model permit)
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste permitting program helps ensure the safe treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous wastes by establishing specific requirements that must be followed when managing those wastes. Permits for the treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous wastes are issued by Authorized States or by EPA Regional Offices.
E-permitting is electronic permitting. We plan to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the RCRA permitting program by assisting states that are investing in e-permitting systems, working with states to pilot RCRA e-permitting approaches, developing RCRA e-permitting tools, and facilitating the sharing of permit information with the public.
Recordkeeping and Reporting
To keep track of hazardous waste activities, TSDF owners and operators must keep certain records and submit reports to EPA at regular intervals. Recordkeeping and reporting requirements are found at 40 CFR Part 264 Subpart E (for permitted facilities) and 40 CFR Part 265 Subpart E (for interim status facilities), and include the following:
- EPA Identification Number and Part A Permit (Forms 8700-12 and 8700-23) - All facilities that generate, transport, recycle, treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste are required to notify EPA (or their State agency) of their hazardous waste activities. An EPA Identification Number must be obtained unless the solid waste has been excluded from regulation or their hazardous waste has been exempted.
- National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Reports - Sections 3002 and 3004 of RCRA require that EPA collect information pertaining to hazardous waste management from hazardous waste generators and hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities on a two-year cycle.
- Hazardous Waste Manifest System - The system includes a set of forms, reports, and procedures designed to seamlessly track hazardous waste from the time it leaves the generator facility where it was produced, until it reaches the off-site waste management facility that will store, treat, or dispose of the hazardous waste.